FRIDAY 8th MAY – VE DAY 75

2.55pm: The playing of the Last Post

Buglers, trumpeters and cornet players might like to consider playing the Last Post from the safety of their front or back garden, outside their front door or from their balcony or window. 

 – Play your bugle in his garden ? ? (Facebook live it)

3pm: PIPERS

The piping of Battle’s O’er and VE 75 Years.  As with playing the Last Post, individual pipers could play these 2 stirring marches from their front or back garden, at their front door or from their balcony or window. 

 – Calling All Pipers Across the UK and World, can you FACEBOOK LIVE this? 

3pm: The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW II. 

– We would very much like to encourage you all to still take part in the Nation’s Toast from the safety of your homes to pay tribute to the many millions in the UK and overseas who sacrificed so much to secure the freedom we have today.  

 – We would invite you stand at 3pm and raise a glass or cup of refreshment of your choice and undertake the following toast: 

 – “For those that gave so much, we thank you.” 

 – This will be the first time such a tribute has ever taken place so please encourage others to join in from their own homes.

6.55pm: The Cry for Peace Around the World.

Town criers and others who wish to take part can perform the Cry for Peace from their front or back garden, at their front door or from their balcony or window. 

 – The words can be found on the Download page of the VE Day 75 website – www.veday75.org

7pm: Ringing out for Peace

Government restrictions mean that churches and cathedrals are closed until further notice, so I am afraid this aspect of VE Day 75 cannot now take place.

 – perhaps again we could do something – similar to the weekly clap for the NHS and Key Workers – do a whistle blowing / bell ringing in from doorsteps? 

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8th-10th MAY

– we had plans to celebrate and commemorate VE DAY 75, these have changed, but we can still look to mark it as best we can, whilst fully adhering to the Government guidelines to ensure all stay safe and well.