“A brief period of rejoicing”

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

This iconic 10″ highPerspex Arcylic Tommy military figure commemorates those who lost their lives in WW1 and WW2. 

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!!!

Lola Red Velvet cupcakes for Mum and Pooch’s biscuits for us!

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!

That’s what you do with your time during Lockdown.

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.

The closest we came to a street party! LOL!

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