VE Day 75 to be commemorated digitally this year

Published Monday, 4th May 2020

This Friday will mark 75 years since the recognised end of World War Two in Europe, when the Allied forces accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945.

Given the current situation, Sutton Council will be commemorating this momentous occasion digitally, this year, with a schedule of original, interesting content to pay recognise the sacrifices of our residents in wartime and the incredible spirit we are still seeing come through in the present day, as well as shedding some light on lesser known stories from Sutton in the war.

On Friday 8 May 2020, there will be a Two Minute Silence across the country, organised by the Royal British Legion, and we encourage all residents to take the time to acknowledge that and think of all those men and women who gave so much - and those who continue to give so much - in order to protect us.

At 3pm the nation will raise a glass to those heroes, past and present, so we would also encourage you to join us in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’. There will be a special video address from The Worshipful the Mayor of the London Borough of Sutton, Councillor Muhammad Sadiq followed by some imagery from wartime Sutton, kindly provided courtest of Sutton Archives.

We welcome residents to get involved on the day - and throughout this week - by sharing stories with us on social media using the hashtag #VEDay75 and tagging Sutton Council, as well as by decorating your homes with red, white and blue bunting.

All of this content will be shared directly to our social media channels, so please ensure you are following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.