The Blakeney Cley and District Branch of the Royal British Legion is hosting a virtual two-minute silence via Zoom at 11 AM and encouraging people of all generations and communities to take part to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation. As society faces some of the most challenging times since then, it is now more important than ever to unite in recognition of service to the nation.
Access is from 10:30 AM using Zoom Meeting ID 741-666-1234 (no password required) or click here from 10:30 AM on Friday, May 8th
The meeting will be locked from 10:55
10:55 Rev. Richard Lawry
10:58 Exhortation from the Royal British Legion Branch Chairman Mick Welch
11:00 Two-minute silence
The Royal British Legion movement will then lives stream stories and memories from those who served and sacrificed during the Second World War live from 11.15 am on the Legion’s website rbl.org.uk/veday75 and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPoppyLegion.
At 3 pm on Friday, May 8, the nation is being invited to stand and raise a glass or cup of their choice at home and toast: “For those that gave so much, we thank you.” This time marks 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day when the Second World War came to an end in Europe
At 8:00 PM that evening “The Peoples Celebration – VE Day 75” will air on BBC One followed by an invitation to sing along with “We’ll Meet Again” at 9:00 PM