Stay at home commemorations to honour VE Day 75

North East Derbyshire District Council have launched a series of online resources and fun initiatives to help communities commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

VE Day marks the 75th Anniversary since the end of the war in Europe. It provides a chance to reflect on the many sacrifices given during the war and an opportunity to celebrate peace in Europe.

The Council has created a community resource on its website where residents of the District can utilise ideas to celebrate this incredibly important historic event without leaving home during lockdown. The Council reminds people that Government guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic should be followed.

The website features great suggestions for having stay at home picnics, indoors or outdoors, alongside recreating 1940s style recipes for people to try. There are also educational resources online to help children learn about World War Two events.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Martin Thacker, MBE, said: “We would like our residents to honour those who gave their lives for us during World War Two, whose courage and determination brought peace to Europe 75 years ago.

“We may not be all together as families during these current difficult times but the communities of North East Derbyshire will still be able to celebrate this incredibly important historic event on May 8 and stay at home at the same time”.

“It will be an opportunity for us to remember the sacrifices that were made during World War Two and commemorate its end in Europe 75 years ago.  The Council has put together some fantastic resources on our website to educate, entertain and inform”.

“We invite you to all celebrate the VE Day 75th Anniversary as a community from the safety of your homes”.