Despite the current COVID restrictions, it is still possible to mark this crucial milestone and resurrect the same sense of pride and optimism which rang across the land so many years ago. So, what can we do to commemorate VE Day?
VE Day 75: The Nation Remembers
At 11am on Friday 8 May, BBC One will lead a poignant two-minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. Find out more details on the BBC Website.
The Nations Toast to the heroes of World War Two
From 3pm there will be a fly-by over Dacorum so why not raise a glass from your doorsteps, give cheer and toast the heroes of WW2.
Aircraft expected over Hemel Hempstead at approximately 3:30pm.
Decorate your homes - create your own posters and bunting
The Government’s official VE Day Website has a toolkit with downloadable resources. These include VE day bunting and posters that can be printed or coloured in and displayed at home and in windows, as well as poster templates that people can add their own personal messages of support to and/ or create drawings or pictures. There are also party guides with resources to hep people put together their own celebrations at home, such as 1940’s-style food menus and how to dance the Lindy Hop! Find out how to get creative at home by visiting the 75 VE Day “get involved” web page.
VE Day Singalong
The Royal British Legion invites you to join in a UK-wide rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again at 9pm. You can find the words on the Royal British Legion Website HERE and the singalong will feature on the BBC as part of its VE Day broadcast.
Hemel Hempstead (Camelot) RUFC salute all those that served, continue to serve this country's armed forces and of course all those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
Camelot Executive Committee