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07.05.2020

VE Day Celebrations

May 8th marks 75 years since the end of the Second Word War in Europe.

To remember this we are asking people to send us photos of themselves or relatives that served as Doctors, Nurses or Medics during the conflict as well as any memories of the time. We will share these on our website and social media channels. 

Download a programme of the day and let us know how you celebrated the occasion, and send us clips of your streets singling along. 

There are a number of other ways that you can get involved on the day:

  • 11am 2 minute silence 
  • 3pm Churchill’s speech will be shown on the BBC
  • 4pm Dan Snow takes us through the events of that day on his YouTube Channel here
  • 6pm Katherine Jenkins VE Day Concert can be watched on the YouTube Channel of the Royal Albert Hall here
  • 9pm The Queen will address the nation followed by a national Sing a long to Vera Lynn’s “We’ll Meet Again”

We have put together a Spotify Playlist to help get your celebrations started here Including We’ll Meet Again and other songs popular at the time. 

We’ll Meet Again Lyrics:

We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day
Keep smiling through
Just like you always do
‘Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away
 
So will you please say hello
To the folks that I know
Tell them I won’t be long
They’ll be happy to know
That as you saw me go
I was singing this song
 
We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day
 
We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day
Keep smiling through
Just like you always do
‘Til the blue skies
Drive the dark clouds far away
So will you please say hello
To the folks that I know
Tell them it won’t be long
They’ll be happy to know
That as you saw me go
I was singin’ this song
 
We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day