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Her Majesty The Queen to send a message to the nation to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

Her Majesty The Queen to send a message to the nation to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

The UK Government has announced revised plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day which will include an address from Her Majesty The Queen.

In line with government guidance, the original plans for VE Day 75, which included a veteran procession, had to be adjusted due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced a new programme that will allow members of the public to remember and give thanks to the Second World War generation from the safety of their own homes.

  • His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will read an extract from King George VI's diary from 8 May 1945
  • Members of The Royal Family, the Prime Minister and the Culture Secretary will take part in video calls with Second World War veterans
  • Churchill's famous victory speech will be broadcast as part of BBC special programming
  • A national moment of remembrance will take place with a two minute silence as Culture Secretary calls on the public to mark the occasion at home
  • Second World War veterans will receive calls from NHS Volunteer Responders

For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/her-majesty-the-queen-to-send-a-message-to-the-nation-to-mark-75th-anniversary-of-ve-day

Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020 11:04 by Sarah Mason

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