Even in this time of lock down, Britain will still be pausing to recognise the end of hostilities and the sacrifice made by so many a VE DAY 75th Anniversary is marked.
In this edition, we have Brian’s Good News.
Then a quick resume of what VE Day is all about how Britain is marking the day.
Today 8th May 2020 it is 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved – ones and to hope for the future, but not forgetting those still in conflict until 15th August when it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.
Coming up today….
- At 15:00 the BBC will broadcast extracts from Sir Winston Churchill’s victory speech to recreate the moment peace in Europe was announced 75 years ago, followed by a speech from Prime Minister Boris Johnson
- At the same time people will be invited to raise a glass for a toast
- At 20:00, Welsh classical singer Katherine Jenkins will feature in a special BBC TV programme on BBC One
- At 21:00 the Queen will address the nation, in a pre-recorded message broadcast by the BBC, at the exact moment her father King George VI gave a radio address 75 years ago
- Shortly after you can go to your doorstep or window to join in a mass sing-a-long of We’ll Meet Again
At 21:00, just after the Queen’s address to the nation, we are being encouraged to go to our doors, windows, driveways, and gardens for a socially-distanced mass sing-a-long.
But just in case you do not know the words, here are the lyrics to the Vera Lynn classic.
We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when,
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day
Keep smiling through, just like you, always do
‘Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away.
So will you please say hello, to the folks that I know, tell them I won’t be long
They’ll be happy to know, that as you saw me go, I was singing this song
We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day.