Stay home and celebrate VE Day

Friday 8 May 2020 marks 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day when the Second World War came to an end in Europe.

The long-anticipated news resulted in celebrations breaking out across the nation. A national holiday was declared, and people came together to mark the moment.

The war in the East did not end until 15 August 1945, when Japan surrendered. The day was celebrated across the world as ‘Victory over Japan’ (VJ Day).

The North East Ambulance Service is today remembering those who served and lost their lives as well as celebrating the victory 75 years ago.

However, in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and social distancing guidance, it is of utmost importance that we commemorate safely at home, so we can protect the NHS and save lives.

The official commemorations will begin with a national moment of remembrance and a two-minute silence at 11am.

There will then be plenty of programmes to watch and tune into throughout the day, with a celebratory toast at 3pm.

For more details about ways you can safely mark the anniversary, visit the website www.ve-vjday75.gov.uk

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