VE Day75 Celebrations

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Stay home and celebrate VE Day75

VE Day 75 Celebrations

This Friday (8 May) marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. We may not be able to go ahead with our planned events and get togethers, but that doesn't mean we can't commemorate this important occasion.

We've put together lots of ways you can get involved in celebrating the occasion at HOME. 

🖍️Download our colouring and craft activities for the kids
📷Explore WWII and VE Day in pictures
🎵Download our song sheet for the nation's sing-a-long
🍰Try our yummy recipes for Victory sponge cakes and scones
Test your knowledge with our VE Day quizzes

And more!

Plan your #VEDAY75 celebrations


Nottinghamshire Remembers 🎖️

Nottinghamshire Remembers

Step back in time and explore history

Explore history through our photo archives and interactive timeline, and read remarkable stories from local WWII heroes.

Explore history

Be part of history 📸

Be part of history

Send in photos, stories and memories

We'd love to see photos and hear stories and memories from those who experienced VE Day or stories that have been passed down in your families.

Share photos and stories with us on Facebook and Twitter and use #Notts75 or #NottsRemembers.

Share your memories

Get involved

Two minute silence

National moment of Remembrance 11am on 8 May

Two minutes silence at 11am on 8 May

The Royal British Legion is encouraging the nation to take part in a national moment of Remembrance and pause for a Two Minute Silence at 11am on 8 May.

This silence is a moment for us to honour the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation and reflect on the devastating impact Covid-19 has also had on so many lives across the world.

Find out more

Sing with jubilancy

National sing-a-long to "We'll Meet Again" at 9pm on 8 May

VE Day Celebrations

Don't forget to join in the UK wide rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’ at 9pm on 8 May after the BBC broadcast of the Queen's address to the nation.

Sing loud and proud on door steps, in your gardens or from your windows. Let's sing with jubilancy. Let's remember those that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy the freedom we have today.

Download songsheet

Tea at 3 

Take part in the nation's toast

Join us for Tea at 3

Join the nation's toast for the Heroes of WWII by raising a cuppa at 3pm and toasting...

“To those who gave so much, we thank you.”

⭐Tea at 3 competition⭐

We'll be launching a 'Tea at 3' competition on our Facebook page on 8 May so make sure you keep an eye on our social accounts to find out how to enter!

Please share the information in this email with others so more people can get involved with our VE Day75 stay at home celebrations and mark the occasion.