VE Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration

TOWN & PARISH COUNCILS TO TAKE THE LEAD IN VE DAY 75 CELEBRATIONS

8TH – 10TH MAY 2020

Town and parish councils throughout the UK are to take the lead in local celebrations marking the 75th Anniversary of the end of the war in EUROPE on the 8th May 2020. (VJ Day will be commemorated on the 15th August 2020). After years of fighting, the end of hostilities were officially announced on the 8th May 1945 by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, from the Cabinet Office, 10 Downing Street, London, that date has since become enshrined in history as VE Day.

The VE Day 75 weekend of 8th – 10th May 2020, will be an international celebration of peace – a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions at home and abroad who played such a vital part in achieving it. This includes the Armed Forces personnel from many countries who gave their lives or were physically and mentally injured; the hard-working women and men who kept the factories, mines, shipyards and farms operating throughout the years of turmoil; the ARP wardens, police officers, doctors, nurses, firemen, local defence volunteers and many others safeguarded the home front.

Henstridge Parish Council are looking for volunteers from within the community to help organise a commemorative event in the parish. If you are interested please contact the Parish Clerk, Emma Curtis to register your interest on clerk@henstridgeparishcouncil.org.uk