VE Day 75th Anniversary

Published: 07 May 2020

Friday, 8th May is the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. VE Day marked the end of years of bloodshed and destruction across Europe, with millions of people taking to the streets to celebrate peace.

This anniversary is a chance to remember the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through difficult, frightening and uncertain times.

Unfortunately, the occasion will look a little different to planned due to Covid-19. However, it is important that we continue to mark this as safely as we can.

Events that had been planned have understandably been postponed due to the official Government advice on mass gatherings, however, we are asking people to still have their own VE Day celebration, but safely at home. The Union Jack & Welsh flags will be raised at the Blaina Community Institute.

The Royal British Legion also still has plans to mark the occasion in Blaenau Gwent, and nationally.

On 8th May in Blaina at 11am there will be a solo raising of the Union and Welsh flags at the Cenotaph, and the solo laying of a wreath on behalf of Blaina & Nantyglo Royal British Legion and the residents of the towns.

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