“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.
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