Friday 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor Arthur Moran, is calling on residents to mark the celebration from the safety of their own homes.
This anniversary pays tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, from British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces to evacuees and those who served on the home front.
The Mayor commented “This special anniversary provides everyone with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw the nation through this dark and terrifying period.”
“The time also depicted British spirit and community strength, just as we’re seeing today during probably the most challenging of times since the Second World War.”
“Whilst we cannot celebrate how we had planned I encourage you all to join the celebrations. Why not put up some bunting, dress your windows in red, white and blue or why not have a picnic in your garden, but only if safe social distancing can be adhered to.”
A national VE day 75 livestream will commence from 11.15am on Friday, followed by a Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm and a UK wide singalong to Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’ at 9pm.