Friday 8 May is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. It marks the end of World War II on 8 May 1945, following six long years of conflict across Europe.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill made a speech at 3pm from Downing Street which was broadcast live to the nation. He said:
We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing, but let us not forget for a moment the toils and efforts that lie ahead.
Celebrations were held across the UK with street parties, food, dancing and music, and communities have marked the occasion with celebrations ever since. Sadly, we're unable to celebrate in the usual way this year, but that shouldn't mean we should let this important milestone pass us by.
Here you'll find some activity packs, courtesy of the Royal British Legion, the National Memorial Arboretum and Citizen. These packs provide a fun and educational way of celebrating VE Day from the comfort of your own home.
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 05 May 2020 16:08
- Published: Tuesday, 05 May 2020 14:45