Today is the 75th VE Day Anniversary.
May Day bank holiday has been moved this year from May 1st to May 8 to mark 75 years.
Celebrations will naturally be curtailed and muted but the thoughts of the Nation in memory of those events will not be diminished!
Before the outbreak of coronavirus, more than 20,000 pubs were going to encourage Brits to raise a glass to the fallen heroes, but we can all still do this at home. On Facebook and Instagram, there are lots of pictures of family’s decorating their homes with banners and balloons! Have a great day but please remember the rules to Stay Safe to Stay at Home and those connected with Social Distancing!
In 1945 this was celebrated by crowds of 50,000 packed into Piccadilly Circus waving flags. A National Holiday was declared and Winston Churchill did a Broadcast to tell the nation the war was over.
Lets also not forget the women who had their own war holding down a job and looking after their homes that could have been blown up at any moment and thinking about their children who had been sent away to kent for their safety.
The special flypast is said to start close to Captain Tom Moores home in Marston Mortaine north from Waterlooville to the to the southeast to Maidstone and then down to East Sussex, before finishing its loop along the south coast to salute the Heroes and pay tribute to all those who gave their lives for the country.
To those who gave so much, We thank you!!!