VE DAY - 75TH ANNIVERSARY - FRIDAY 8 MAY 2020 - MARKING THE OCCASION

Friday 8 May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day when World War II came to an end. Following public consultation it was designated as an additional day’s holiday in East Lothian recognising families’ desire to commemorate this historic occasion. While the current Covid restrictions mean that gatherings or services are not possible, there are still ways to mark the occasion in a safe and socially distanced way.

While our commemorations may be different to previous years, and to those that were originally envisaged, they will be no less heartfelt and sincere.

The Royal British Legion has published a timetable of activities for the day itself where the nation can commemorate VE Day within the current guidelines including a 2 minute silence at 11 am and a doorstep ‘Toast to the Nation’ at 3 pm.

PoppyScotland’s website has some great ideas and resources if families wish to talk to their children about VE Day or undertake any learning as part of it.

For more information have a look on East Lothian Council's website.