VE DAY COMMEMORATION FRIDAY 8TH MAY 2020

It is sad that due to Corona Virus, we are unable to Commemorate our heroes of WWII together, in person, or as a group on Friday 8th May, on the 75th Anniversary of V E Day. Nevertheless, we will not allow the day to go unmarked.

Let us remember and reflect on this 75th Anniversary on the enormous sacrifice, bravery and courage of all those British Servicemen and women who served and fought in WWII, in the Royal Air Force, the Army and the Royal Navy and those personnel from Allied Countries, Canada, the United States, Soviet Union, France, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, India, South Africa, Australia & New Zealand.

Also in our thoughts should be all the women who worked as Nurses, drove trucks, repaired and flew/delivered aircraft, worked in Munitions factories, in ship, tank and Aircraft Construction, in the Auxiliary Services, the Woman’s Land Army who performed so many duties, they are all deserving of our thoughts.

Those who served and survived, then served again, rebuilding our country they were a very special breed indeed and must never be forgotten.

Let us participate as individuals in the Special Events of the day this coming Friday 8th May: A 2 minutes silence at 11am which will be broadcast on the BBC.

The Nations Toast to the heroes of WWII at 3pm, Let us ALL stand at 3pm to “raise a glass” to toast all those who gave so much for our freedom during WWII.

Her Majesty the Queen will give a televised address to the Nation on the significance of VE Day from Windsor Castle at 9pm, the same time that her Father King George VI, gave his radio address on this day in 1945.

The Royal British Legion Exhortation:
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We WILL remember them.”

Submitted by E Comp John Hawkins
Brotherly Love No 329