Get ready for 75th Anniversary of VE Day

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(Last Updated On: May 4, 2020)

Teignbridge residents are being encouraged to make the 8 May a special celebratory day to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day when it will be 75 years since the Allied victory in Europe during the Second World War.

Now with people staying home as a result of COVID-19, we are encouraging everyone to celebrate indoors or in their gardens in a safe and fun way.

To help everyone get in the mood, Teignbridge Council will be providing links to a variety of #VEDay75 fun activities, including how to plan a ‘stay at home’ party. The idea is to get all family members involved by making VE Day decorations, posters to display in windows, and even trying some WW2 recipes where rations would have been used. Find out more at https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/

Cllr Richard Keeling, the Council’s Armed Forces Covenant Champion, said: “It’s sad that we won’t be able to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day in the way that we would like to. But even though we can’t be out and about we’d like to encourage everyone to still make the most of this special day and have fun.

“By taking part in this national initiative to mark #VEDay75 we can show that we’re united not only in celebrating our history but also that we stand together during these strange and unsettling pandemic times.

“We hope that we can all look back on this day in years to come with pride and that even though a pandemic, we all still managed to come together to mark a special day in history.

But please make sure that whatever you do you remain safe at all times.”

Cllr Gordon Hook, TDC Leader” VE Day marks one of the greatest days in British history, the significance of which must never be forgotten. The defeat of evil is certainly something for us all to celebrate, and indeed never ever forget. VE Day is, therefore, a day to celebrate, a day to remember and a day to reflect on the values of freedom and tolerance that so many fought and died for.”

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