VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War Two of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday 8 May 1945. The British public is being urged to share stories and memories of those who lived through the war to mark this year’s VE Day.
We pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, from British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces to evacuees and those who served on the home front.
At 11am, the Royal British Legion are encouraging people across all generations and communities to take part in a national moment of Remembrance and pause for a Two Minute Silence to honour the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation and reflect on the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on so many lives across the world.
With members of the public unable to attend VE Day 75 events, The Royal British Legion britishlegion.org.uk is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of remote activity, including:
- A live VE Day 75 livestreamat 11.15am
- National moments of Remembrance and thanksgiving, including a Two Minute Silence
- A UK-wide singalongto Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again at 9pm
- A VE Day learning packfor children aged 7-14 years
- An evening of memories and music in partnership with the BBC from 8pm on BBC One