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This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day – Victory in Europe.
These are the VE Day Commemoration events coming up in Weymouth.
Weymouth Celebrates 75th Anniversary of VE Day – Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2020
This unique National bank holiday weekend will remember the contribution of British, Commonwealth and Allied armed forces personnel; those who contributed to the war effort and safeguarded the Home Front. As well as marking the Allies’ victory in 1945, the bank holiday will serve as an opportunity to pay tribute to those who have served and continue to serve in the UK Armed Forces and their families.
Weymouth Town Council will be hosting a Concert on Weymouth Beach to celebrate this special VE Anniversary. Live music and entertainment will take place from a temporary stage which will be located on the Beach opposite Alexandra Gardens.
Bands and Choirs will undertake performance from 12 noon to 9.30 pm on the Friday and Saturday and from 11 am to 4.30 pm on the Sunday. For more information visit the Weymouth Town Council website here.
The Nation’s Toast, 3 pm is the time Winston Churchill officially announced the end of WW2 from the Cabinet Office, London. All public houses are being encouraged to ask their patrons to raise a glass to the Heroes of World War II at 3 pm. All pubs taking part can register their involvement on the VE Day 75 website.
Ringing out for Peace – Bells in churches and cathedrals will ring our at 7 pm in a collective celebrations of VE Day 75. The sound of church bells is deeply rooted in British Culture. They provide the grand soundtrack to our historic moments, calling us to wake, to pray, to work, to arms, to feast, to celebrate and, in times of crisis, to come together. Again, Churches taking part can register their involvement on the VE Day 75 website.