Nation’s Toast

Friday 8th May 2020 (Bank Holiday)

3pm – The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of World War 2

To coincide with the playing of Battle’s O’er, and in association with VE Day 75 English Heritage and the British Beer and Pub Association and its members, thousands of pubs and historic sites across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man will be asking their customers to raise a glass at 3pm and take part in The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of the Second World War, a copy of which can be downloaded here.

It will be a chance for the customers of more than 20,000 UK pubs and many thousands of visitors to English Heritage sites around the country to remember the sacrifice of those who died or were wounded. We would also like to encourage others such as local authorities, town and parish councils, along with individuals and community groups etc, to stop what they are doing at 3pm on 8th May and raise a glass of refreshment of their choice and take part in the Nations Toast too.

You can take part by clicking here to register your event and enter your details.

English Heritage
Gerry Cannell recites “Just a Common Soldier”

 

To download the file right click and save file as: Just a common soldier with Introduction

Written by Alexander Vaincourt, about his experience as a Veteran, it is equally for ALL wars, WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, The two Gulf Wars, Afghanistan, all wars.

 

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Four Peaks

The ladies undertaking the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm on the 8th May on behalf of the women of the Nation from the top of the four highest Peaks in the United Kingdom as part of VE Day 75.

Scafell Pike

England

Tara Haines

Tara Haines

Mount Snowdon

Wales

Louise Henry

Louise Henry

Ben Nevis

Scotland

Katy Lina Welch

Katy Lina Welch, Tiana Sophie Espresatti (Ages 7) & Kaila Emily Espresatti (Aged 11)

Slieve Donard

Northern Ireland

Amanda Roxborough

Amanda Roxborough



The Pipers playing Battle’s O’er and VE 75 Years at 3pm on the 8th May 2020 from the four highest Peaks in the United Kingdom as part of VE Day 75.

Scafell Pike

England

Piper Robert Proctor

Piper Robert Proctor

Mount Snowdon

Wales

Corporal Robert Cunningham, Royal Marines

Corporal Robert Cunningham, Royal Marines

Ben Nevis

Scotland

Pipe Major Jim Stout

Piper Major Jim Stout

Slieve Donard

Northern Ireland

Piper from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment

Piper from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Isle of Man Government Cabinet Office , 08-05-2020, Various locations around the Isle of Man , Isle of Man, Not known at this time
  • States of Alderney, 08-05-2020, Island Hall, Alderney, County Fermanagh, United Kingdom, William Tate, President, States of Alderney
  • Butcombe Parish Council, 08-05-2020, Butcombe Village Hall, Avon, United Kingdom, Leader of the Parish Coincil
  • Great Bentley Parish Council, 08-05-2020, War Memorial, Essex, United Kingdom, TBC
  • Sheringham VE Event Coordinator, 08-05-2020, Sheringham, Norfolk, United Kingdom, Andrew Cunningham Brown