Tomorrow marks The 75th Anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May. We’ve had lots of great stories from across the Borough as well a some photos from the war.
Tomorrow our social media channels will focus on sharing these stories, poems and photos with our residents, as well as messages from community leaders and a specially written poem to mark the day.
In addition to the national two-minutes silence at 11.00am on Friday 8th May, we have listed below some other ideas and downloads to help you mark the day. You can also find out more about other activities taking place on the Royal British Legion website and the Government VE Day website.
It’s not too late to send us in your photos of your windows or celebrations on the day, just tag us in your photos using #Broxtowe75 and we’ll share them!
Dress Your Windows
Dress you windows in red, white and blue and with our downloadable posters – there’s one for the kids to colour in too.
Local people can look out for them on whilst they are outside exercising.
- Download the VEDay75 poster
- Download the ‘To Those Who Gave So Much’ poster
- Download a printable Union Jack
- Download a blank Union Jack for colouring in
Download Our Kids Activity Pack
It’s full of ideas of fun things you can do with your kids from home, as well as information to teach them about what VE Day means – Dowload an Activity Pack
Send in Photos, Stories and Memories
We’d love to see photos and hear stories and memories from those who experienced VE Day or stories that have been passed down in your families.
Share photos and stories with us on Facebook and Twitter and using #Broxtowe75 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Say Thank You
Leave a thank you message for those who gave so much for us on our online thank you book at If you have older friends and family who can’t get online, record their messages for them – Leave a message
The Nation’s Toast
At 3.00pm on Friday 8th May, there will be a Nations Toast To The Heroes Of World War II. Take part by raising a glass, cheering and clapping on your doorsteps and saying “To those who gave so much, we thank you.”
We know there are people who aren’t online so please share this information with them and support them to take part in this important occasion (please observe social distancing at all times).
We’d love to see what you’re doing to mark VE Day 75 so please email email@example.com or share photos with us on Facebook or Twitter and use #VEDay75 and #Broxtowe75.