Entry for Wednesday 6 May 2020
VE Day and the Media
This morning we would like to share with you a variety of opportunities to find out more about VE Day 1945 through the media due to be scheduled over the coming days. Your family can gather together to learn more about the landmark anniversary that we are marking this week. Here is a selection of highlights to look out for:
A two minutes silence will take place at 11am on Friday 8th May. This will be broadcast on the BBC.
‘The Nations’ Toast to the Heroes of WWII’ is scheduled for 3pm. People across the country are invited to stand up and raising a glass of a drink of their choice while saying the following toast: “To those who gave so much, we thank you.”
A Cry for Peace will take place throughout the Commonwealth at 6:55pm
Captain Tom Moore, Britain’s new national treasure, will tell the story of his part in World War II for a new ITV documentary to be shown on VE Day at 8pm on ITV.
The Queen will address the nation on Friday 8th May, delivering a special television message to mark the occasion at 9pm. This can be viewed on all major news and TV channels such as the BBC. The decision to schedule the address at 9pm is significant as this was the same time 75 years ago that her father, King George VI, gave a radio address in 1945.
A national singalong will take place on Friday 8th may after the Queen’s Speech. Throughout the country member of the public will be able to remember and gibe thanks to the Second World War generation by joining in with a rendition of Vera Lynn’s “We’ll Meet Again.”