On behalf of the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant Board I wanted to highlight the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May 2020, let you know how Hertfordshire County Council will be marking this important event and share some of the resources which have been developed to help people safely mark VE Day 75.
As you may be aware, plans for celebrating and commemorating VE Day 75 on 8th May 2020 have been changing along with published Government guidance in light of COVID-19. The Armed Forces Covenant Board works to ensure that the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces Community are recognised and remembered. While events and gatherings have been cancelled, many areas across Hertfordshire are planning innovative ways for people to get involved in VE Day 75 celebrations this year.
Hertfordshire County Council and VE Day 75
- Hertfordshire County Council press release can be found here.
- We will be promoting VE Day 75 on Hertfordshire County Council social media channels and encouraging residents to celebrate at home with toolkits from VE Day 75 and English Heritage. If you use social media, please join the nation in marking the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe. Hertfordshire County Council (@hertscc) will be posting tweets that you may wish to share.
- You may be interested in looking at the online exhibition that Herts Memories has created. Or, if you have your own family story or photo of VE Day, please do share them
- Throughout the day on 8th May Herts Memories will publish audio clips and other pieces of VE Day history. Follow their twitter page (@hertsarchives) for links to more VE day content as they add it.
- Hertfordshire County Council is a member of the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant Board, or Hertfordshire Heroes. If you haven’t heard of Hertfordshire Heroes, maybe you’d like to visit our website to learn more. Hertfordshire Heroes works in partnership with organisations across Hertfordshire to:
- ensure that veterans and those in the Armed Forces are not disadvantaged in accessing services;
- that the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces community are recognised and remembered; and
- to encourage the integration of service life into civilian life.
However you are marking the anniversary, we’d love to see photos on twitter and facebook using #VEday75 so we can all feel a little more connected.
Ashley Lamprell on behalf of Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant Board
Policy Officer | Corporate Policy Team | Resources
Hertfordshire County Council
County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DE, Postal Point: CHO144
T: 01992 588952 Internal: 28952
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