VE Day 75 celebrations have been cancelled because of coronavirus but there are still plenty of ways to mark the occasion at home this Friday
The nation celebrates the 75th Anniversary of VE Day this Friday (8 May) and although government guidelines continue to say stay at home, there are plenty of ways to celebrate indoors.
‘VE Day 75’ is encouraging everyone to enjoy the day from home by hanging decorations, cooking recipes from 1945 and listening to the best songs of the era.
Sevenoaks District Council Chairman, Cllr John Edwards-Winser (pictured) said: “I am disappointed I cannot fully celebrate 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe and the sacrifices the nation made, but there are lots of things we can do at home to mark the occasion.
“I encourage everyone to celebrate indoors by putting up bunting and posters, baking with your household or learning more about the history of the day. You can share your celebrations with the rest of the nation by using #VEDay75 on your social media channels.”
For ideas of how to celebrate at home, visit: www.ve-vjday75.gov.uk/get-involved
Sevenoaks Town Council is also supporting the National Toast to the Heroes of WWII at 3pm this Friday and is encouraging resident to take part in a shared moment of celebration.
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* Otford village has also been encouraging residents to join in a big singsong on VE Day.
The Daily Mail, supported by wartime favourite Dame Vera Lynn, is inviting the whole country to throw open their windows and doors at 9pm on Friday 8 May and sing We’ll Meet Again at the top of their voices.
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