Posted on May 2, 2020

Importance of VE Day 75 Anniversary

This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. On 8 May, people throughout the UK, Europe and the United States will celebrate one of the most important events in modern history.

What Is VE Day?

So, just what is VE Day? VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, is a historic holiday which marked the end of fighting in Europe near the end of World War II. At 3pm on Tuesday, 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced to the world that German forces had surrendered and that the war in Europe had come to an end.

How Was VE Day Celebrated?

Upon hearing the announcement, people all over the world celebrated. The fighting that had affected more than half of the world’s population and took the lives of millions, was finally over. People everywhere held big celebrations and street parties, and many, who were dressed in red, white and blue, gathered outside Buckingham Palace in London. They cheered as King George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, and Winston Churchill came out to greet everybody. In fact, for the first time in many months, Princess Elizabeth and her sister were allowed to leave the palace and celebrate with crowds outside.

How To Mark VE Day 75th Anniversary

Still, as people cheered and celebrated the victory, VE Day is considered to be a moment of great sadness and reflection. Today, we celebrate the VE Day to honour and remember the millions of people who had lost their lives. It is a day to reflect on the brave people who fought for our freedom and so that we could have a better life.

You can celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day in a wide range of different ways. From volunteering your time at a veteran’s facility, invite friends and family over for a cookout, or attend a VE Day parade.

St James’s House And The SSAFA

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, St James’s House has partnered with SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, to offer a FREE coffee-table book for VE Day, which can be ordered by clicking this link :

Contact St James’s House

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