Caldwell Parish Church

75th VE Day

Take a look at the decorations on the front of our building to celebrate VE day!

The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home. On Friday 8 May as we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, from British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces to evacuees and those who served on the home front.

A rough programme for the day from The Royal British Legion is:

  • A live VE Day 75 livestream at 11.15am
  • National moments of Remembrance and thanksgiving,
  • Two Minute Silence
  • A UK-wide singalong to Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again at 9pm
  • An evening of memories and music in partnership with the BBC from 8pm on BBC One

Two Minute Silence
At 11am, we’re encouraging people across all generations and communities to take part in a national moment of Remembrance and pause for 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.

There is no right or wrong way to take part in the Silence, some may wish to stand at their windows, step outside their homes while remaining distanced from others, watch the broadcast on television, or simply sit in a quiet moment of reflection.