VE Day 75th Anniversary

Join the Mayor to celebrate VE Day 75 heroes
The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane will lead the VE Day 75 Anniversary commemorations on Friday 8 May to thank those who gave so much during World War Two. Encouraging everyone to mark the day safely at home in line with social distancing guidance, Cllr Taylor is inviting you to raise a glass or a cup of tea at 3pm to join the nation in celebrating, as people did 75 years ago. She will take part in an international Cry for Peace at 6.55pm, which will be streamed on social media, before the 7pm Ringing Out for Peace, a worldwide celebration of the peace and friendships we share today. A recording of the bells at St Michael’s Church, Basingstoke, will be posted online to participate. At 9pm, you are invited to a UK-wide singalong of ‘We’ll Meet Again’ with Dame Vera Lynn to be broadcast on BBC One as part of the commemorations. For more information about the full virtual VE Day 75, programme, click on the link: https://basingstokegov.uk.com/3IWH-14M93-6K66V1-P8PFJ-1/c.aspx