VE Day 75 Celebrations

Keep calm and celebrate VE Day75 in your own home

Friday 8 May 2020 marks 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War II in Europe.

Across the nation community celebrations were planned to mark the 75th anniversary over the bank holiday weekend of 8 - 10 May, many of which sadly have had to be postponed or cancelled due the coronavirus pandemic. That being said we want to encourage the residents of Nottinghamshire to celebrate #VEDay75 in their own homes as its an opportunity for us to reflect on history, and say thank you to those that fought for the freedom we live and enjoy today. 

Let's remember them Nottinghamshire.

Remembering a chapter in England's story

On 8 May 1945 VE (Victory in Europe) Day had arrived, the long anticipated news resulted in spontaneous celebrations breaking out across the nation. A national holiday was declared and people from all walks of life came together to mark the moment.

Watch Winston Churchill announce the end of the War in Europe with a speech broadcast from Downing St on 8 May 1945.

The nation's toast on Friday 8 May

Join us for Tea at 3

We are encouraging all Nottinghamshire residents to take part in the nation's toast for the Heroes of WWII from the safety of their own home by raising a cuppa at 3pm and toasting...

“To those who gave so much, we thank you.”

This is our opportunity to pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy the freedom we have today. 

Share your VE Day celebrations with us on social media

We'd love to see photos and hear stories from those who experienced VE Day or stories that have been passed down in your families as well as seeing how you're celebrating VE Day75. Share photos and stories with us on Facebook and Twitter and use #Notts75 or #NottsRemembers.

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