These are the slides to support Monday 4th May assembly which can be found on our YouTube. Friday marks VE Day and I hope, despite our distance, we can come together as a school community to reflect and celebrate this historic day.
When VE Day dawns on 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved – ones and to hope for the future, but not forgetting those still in conflict until 15th August when it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.
The 75th anniversary will provide our nation, and our friends around the world, with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark and terrifying period. To commemorate this important time VE Day 75, a three-day international celebration, was due to take place from 8th May to 10th May 2020. Because of the current battle with COVID-19 the celebrations will be much smaller but, hopefully, just as heartfelt.
“To those who gave so much, we thank you.”