So, as we head towards Friday 8th May - the bank holiday that had been moved from the Monday before. The reason for this is so that VE/VJ Day is remembered. It will be the 75th anniversary of VE/ VJ day the towards the of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe.
Despite social distancing, there are still lots of ways that we can get involved and celebrate this moment in history. Lots of ideas are below, but we are sure that you have many of your own. Please share them with us and let's celebrate together. #huxlowtogether.
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• By observing the two minutes’ silence at 11am on the 8th May, joining their neighbours in standing on their doorsteps, or in their windows o mark the moment of remembrance.
• By tuning in to the BBC to watch the VE Day 75 special broadcasts which will include extracts from Churchill’s famous victory speech and Her Majesty The Queen addressing the nation at 9pm.
• By taking part in the national singalong of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’. Members of the public are being encouraged to open their doors and join in safely.
• By taking part in the many creative activities, including making bunting and posters to decorate homes and display in windows using a toolkit that you can find, here: https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/.
• By holding a 1940s style afternoon tea party at home with those in the same household, complete with homemade VE Day bunting, original recipes, games, and educational and creative activities for children, using the template pack available online via the website above.
• By researching their family history using Ancestry.co.uk who will be making their resources available for free between the 4th and 10th May and by sharing their stories online.
• By taking part in the historian, Dan Snow’s, VE Day challenge for young people, and members of the public can use the link on the dedicated website: https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/get-involved/ to access the challenge.
• By watching Dan Snow’s daily history lesson on different aspects of the Second World War live on YouTube for children from Monday 4th May at 11am each morning. This will be shared on his ‘History Hit’ YouTube channel, which the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport will share on social media.