70th Anniversary of VE Day – Lavenham Remembers

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A three-day weekend of events will mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day from the 8th-10th May 2015, with celebrations taking place across the country.
William Hague, Leader of the House of Commons, made the official announcement in March and stated:

“I am delighted to announce three days of celebrations which will pay fitting tribute to those who did so much to defend this country and ensure victory in Europe.

“It is right that we take time to reflect on the sacrifices made, not just by those in the Armed Forces, but by civilians such as Land Girls and those in Reserved Occupation and make sure that the whole country has the chance to take part in commemorating this momentous anniversary and remembering those who gave so much for our freedom.”

The main celebrations in London will be echoed by other events across the country to mark VE Day 70 with local authorities and communities encouraged to participate. The Royal British Legion, as the national custodian of Remembrance, will act as the governments key partner in leading the nation in marking the commemoration, including hosting a major reception for 2000 veterans in St James’ Park.

Here in Lavenham Church, our weekend long celebrations begins with a Service of Commemoration at 10am on Friday 8th May where we will be remembering all those, both local and from around the world, who lived and fought through the war.
The church bells will ring out from 9.30am

For more information about the weekend please see the attached flyer:

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