Taking Part Tips
Tips on Taking Part in VE Day 75
Here are some hints on how to make the most of your involvement in VE Day 75.
Confirm your involvement in VE Day 75 by registering your event here by 1st May 2020.
If it is a private event please tick the appropriate box during registration and your celebration will not be listed publicly. Public events will be listed and shared with the media so that they can contact you direct to arrange publicity.
Choose the activities you would like to take part in.
8th May 2020 (Bank Holiday)
12 noon onwards – Parties and celebrations in pubs, clubs, hotels, town and village halls, on village greens and lots of other locations.
3pm: Pipers playing Battle’s O’er and the specially composed tune VE 75 Years, and The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of World War 2.
7pm: The Cry for Peace Around the World and Ringing out for Peace.
9th & 10th May 2020
Parties and celebrations in pubs, clubs, hotels, town and village halls, on village greens and lots of other locations.
10th May 2020
10.30am – Service of celebration and commemoration, the reading of the Tribute to the Millions and the playing of the Last Post.
Please ensure you have undertaken all the necessary health and safety measures outlined here and, if appropriate, alerted the emergency services, undertaken risk assessments and taken out public liability insurance. This is your responsibility as the co-ordinator / participant in this event.
Invite your Lord Lieutenant, Deputy Lieutenant, Lord Mayor, Mayor, High Sheriff, High Steward, Lord Provost, Chairman of Leader of the Council to your activity.
Arrange to have professional photographs taken during your event. Immediately afterwards, please send no more than two high-quality, copyright-free photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org, including the name of the photographer, the location, county and country the event has taken place in.
Please use social media channels – Twitter, Facebook etc – to promote your event using the hashtag #VEDay75.
On 25th March 2020 we will provide you with a press release template. Please localise it, updating it with information about your event and your contact details so that you can send it to your local media. The press release will be available from the Downloads page