VE Day 75th Anniversary

The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home.

Join us on Friday 8 May as we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, from British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces to evacuees and those who served on the home front. As we face some of the most challenging times since the end of the Second World War, now more than ever it is important to unite in recognition of service to the nation, just as communities did 75 years ago.

There are many parallels between the struggles of the Second World War and what we are going through today. We look to our Second World War generation to learn from their experiences, and we continue our work to protect them from the threat we currently face.

With members of the public unable to attend VE Day 75 events, The Royal British Legion is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of remote activity, including:

  • live VE Day 75 livestream at 11.15am
  • National moments of Remembrance and thanksgiving, including a Two Minute Silence
  • UK-wide singalong to Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again at 9pm
  • VE Day learning pack for children aged 7-14 years
  • An evening of memories and music in partnership with the BBC from 8pm on BBC One

Two Minute Silence

At 11am, we’re encouraging people across all generations and communities to take part in a national moment of Remembrance and pause for a Two Minute Silence to honour the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation and reflect on the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on so many lives across the world.

There is no right or wrong way to take part in the Silence, some may wish to stand at their windows, step outside their homes while remaining distanced from others, watch the broadcast on television, or simply sit in a quiet moment of reflection.

Get involved in VE Day 75

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VE Day 75 Livestream

Grab a cup of tea and join us for a livestream as we bring the World War Two generation together with today’s generation to share experiences.

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VE Day Singalong

Join us at 9pm on Friday 8 May for a UK-wide rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’ to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

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Teaching Remembrance

Our learning packs invite families to explore VE Day together and help us show our thanks to the inspiring Second World War generation.

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Leave your VE Day message

Leave an online message to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, as we remember, celebrate and honour the brave men and women of the Second World War.

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VE Day Memories

Read some of the incredible stories and recollections of VE Day from the inspirational who people lived through it

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News taken from The Royal British Legion website 07/05/2020

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