I got in the way of VE75 Celebrations!
Mum was trying to put up the bunting and I got in the way!
But Churchill did say, “My dear friends, this is your hour. We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing.“
So I did and was running around in excitement. Except that was 75 years ago. LOL!
It has been a day of (lockdown) activities.
There was a flypast over London at 10.50am.
At 11am, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall led the nation in a two minute silence to remember all those who gave so much.
We did too – as a reflection on the service and sacrifice of the wartime generations.
We stood next to a Tommy Soldier –
At 3pm, we watched Churchill’s speech …
– announcing the end of the war in Europe from 10 Downing Street on 8 May 1945.
And as Churchill said – it was party time!!!
At 9pm, we listened to the Queen’s speech – the same time her father King George VI made the speech 75 years ago from Buckingham Palace.
And then the nation sang …
We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day …
75 years ago today – the world was liberated from a war that went on for six years. And the lights came on again. What a party it must have been!
May’s comment: And we will remember the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day – as one where we celebrated on our own – STAYING HOME!
And a good excuse to order some Lola’s mini Cupcakes. I was too late in getting them custom so printed out the VE-75 logo and cut them all out!
And I didn’t eat them all! Shared (some of) them with neighbours in the courtyard – with whom we would all have had a party together.