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CANCELLED – Weymouth Celebrates 75th Anniversary of VE Day – Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2020

Update 20th March 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

It is with sadness that we are cancelling the scheduled VE 75th Anniversary Concert on the Beach that was due to take place over the bank holiday weekend of 8th, 9th & 10th May.  This is following Government guidance and the national statement that was released earlier today regarding VE Community Celebrations.

We are hoping to work together and create a special event over the weekend of 15th – 16th August when we will be able to celebrate VE Day and VJ Day, both momentous points in our history nationally and locally.

11 am on Friday 8th May

Two Minute Silence

At 11am, the Royal British Legion is 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.

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May 2020, these are some of the other things we can still do within our own homes,

3.00 pm – Join the Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of World War 2.  Raise a glass or cup of refreshment of your choice and undertake the following toast: “For those that gave so much, we thank you.”

9.00 pm – Join the Nation in a singalong of “We’ll Meet Again”.  This is being broadcast on BBC1.  For further details visit www.britishlegion.org.uk/stories/ve-day-singalong

Make your own bunting * * * *  Decorate your home and windows in red, white and blue

Explore the RBL’s free VE Day Home Learning resources – www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance

Download a free party pack from the English Heritage Website – www.english-heritage.org.uk