Society supports plans for events commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE

Posted on: January 28, 2020 by admin

The Society of Editors is supporting plans for national and local events to mark the 75th anniversary of VE this May.

Planned events include street parties, the ringing of church bells, a Toast to the Nation’s Heroes involving hundreds of pubs, and a Cry For Peace with town criers taking part.

The Society’s Executive Director, Ian Murray said it was important the nation took this opportunity to commemorate the victory in 1945 but also the sacrifices made by so many to protect the freedoms we hold dear.

“Many of these events are at a truly local level involving communities and it is our hope newspapers and broadcasters will become involved in promoting how readers and viewers can participate and in covering the commemorations.”

Full details of the commemorations plans can be found below, along with contact details for media wishing to get involved

VE Day 75th anniversary plans – 8TH MAY 2020