Ocean Housing is helping residents and staff celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day – even in lockdown.
To make sure that people can still mark the milestone in style, we’re pleased to offer a number of downloadable packs and worksheets here on our website.
VE (or Victory in Europe) Day is seen as the end of fighting in Europe, in the final days of the Second World War.
Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, made a radio announcement on May 8 1945 to confirm conflict had ceased. It was the emotional day that millions had waited for. Big celebrations and street parties were held to mark the moment.
The 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day on Friday May 8, 2020 was set to be a significant occasion. The May bank holiday was moved and large-scale events were planned to commemorate it.
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many events have been forced into cancellation.
Nevertheless, we’re hoping people can still observe the anniversary from their homes. Especially thanks to a brilliant partnership with the Royal British Legion, National Memorial Arboretum and Citizen.
Join us from home on Fri 8 May as we come together to commemorate #VEDay75. Note down these special events & help us pay tribute to the entire #WW2 generation from British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces, to evacuees and those who served on the home front. https://t.co/gnKjbgSb3K pic.twitter.com/SASw4abSPd
— Royal British Legion (@PoppyLegion) April 29, 2020
Packs, for children and adults, have been created. This means that you can read all about VE Day and also take part in a range of activities.
Activities include puzzles, recipes, extracts from Churchill speeches, lyrics to war songs and much more.
How to get involved and celebrate VE Day
You can download the packs from the National Memorial Arboretum website. Or you can click below to directly download each one:
Be sure to let us know how you or your young ones get on with the activities. We would love to see some pictures on social media!