As members of the public are no longer able to attend national and regional VE Day 75 commemorations or events due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Royal British Legion is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of remote activity for people to participate in from home. This includes a VE Day 75 livestream, national moments of remembrance and thanksgiving and a learning pack for young people.
Royal British Legion Schedule:
- 11:00 – 11:02 – Two Minute Silence
- 11:15 – 12:00 – The Royal British Legion VE75 Livestream
- 20:00 – 21:10 – VE Day 75: The People’s Celebration, BBC One
- 21:00 – ‘We’ll Meet Again’ Singalong (Lyrics available on The Royal British Legion website)
Members of the public are being encouraged to take part in a national moment of Remembrance at 11am during a Two Minute Silence to honour the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation and reflect on the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on so many lives across the world.
VE Day Learning Pack:
Designed for 7-14 year olds the learning pack includes first-hand accounts from the Second World War generation, veteran interviews and a range of activities to allow families to explore and commemorate VE Day 75 together. People can follow the activity on social media using #VEDay75 and #VEDay75Live during the livestream.
Available on The Royal British Legion website page alongside a VE Day 75 activity pack produced by the National Memorial Arboretum.