Kingswood Safety Net – 75th Anniversary of VE Day

75th Anniversary of VE Day

Friday 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe and is a public holiday, although for many under the current lockdown that will make little difference!

There had been plans to mark this day with a special celebratory event and historical presentation at the Kingswood Village Hall, but this, of course, has had to be postponed. Pia and Kevin Chamberlain have promised to put on the event later in the year when conditions permit.

But we know many in Kingswood will still want to celebrate the actual date this Friday, but do so in a way that still respects the government’s Covid19 restrictions. In line with what is being proposed by the Royal British Legion and by VEDay75.org there are two times on Friday when we can still do this.

At 11am there will be a national Two Minute Silence for reflection and remembrance.

At 3pm we are invited to raise a glass of refreshment of our choice and undertake the following Toast

“To those who gave so much, we thank you,”

using this unique opportunity to pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad who gave so much to ensure we all enjoy and share the freedom we have today.

To give this toast some degree of the community spirit that we would normally show, why not agree with your neighbours to go to your front door, front gate, or the end of your drive to make your toast? You’ll be in sight of at least your nearest neighbours. And you can share the toast with others in your local group by WhatsApp or text message.

So, Kingswood can celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day after all!

KSN Bulletin 11 – 4/5/2020

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