On 8th May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany’s surrender the day before. It was an emotional day that millions of people had been waiting for.
Huge crowds of people gathered outside Buckingham Palace (London) dressed in red, white and blue and there were big celebrations and street parties throughout the nation. But VE Day was also a moment of great sadness and reflection, as millions of people had lost their lives or loved ones in the conflict. So whilst it continues to be a day of celebration it is also a day for us to show our appreciation for a generation who fought for us.
This year marked the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and our homes commemorated the day in their own individual ways, there was lots of dressing up, tea parties, VE Day themed decorations, dancing, music and lots more.
They say a picture says a thousands words so here’s a look through the lens at what some of our homes got up to…