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Celebrating VE Day on Friday 8 May

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Posted on: 30 April 2020

It will be 75 years to the day, on Friday 8 May 2020, since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe.

This year, the nation will be marking the occasion differently. Many community celebrations, due to take place on the bank holiday weekend (Friday 8 to Sunday 10 May), have been postponed. The veterans’ procession and events in London will no longer go ahead.

But mark the occasion, we will still.

There are lots of ways that you can get involved and show your support in marking the day on social media and via your digital channels.

The government has published a toolkit of resources  to include bunting and posters that you can print and display at home in your windows.

English Heritage has a pack to help you put together your own celebrations to mark the anniversary from home.

Share your Second World War stories, families’ histories and messages of remembrance on social media, using #VEDay75 to join the conversation.

For school children, historian and presenter Dan Snow has set you a creative challenge  to research what VE Day is all about.

However you mark the day, privately or publicly, please do so safely.

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