Thursday, May 07, 2020
BRIGG WILL REMEMBER THE FALLEN ON 75th ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY
While households across Brigg will rightly be celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday (May 8) we must not forget all those who gave their lives in the service of their country during the Second World War against Germany, Italy and Japan, and those who suffered injuries - physical and psychological.
Wreaths will be laid at The Monument at 11am on Friday, the Brigg & District Veterans' Group informs us.
Social distancing will be observed during the ceremony which we are sure some people will wish to observe. If so, ensure that you keep at least two metres from others who are attending.
As an alternative, at 11am, folk of all ages are being asked to observe the national two-minute silence on the doorsteps of their homes.
Here are some helpful times and suggestions shared by North Lincolnshire Council...
3pm: WW2 Prime Minister Winston Churchill's 1945 speech will be shown on the BBC, followed by a toast to all those veterans and those who continue to serve.
4pm: Enjoy tea and scones (or coffee and cake) in your front garden.
6pm: Dinner and raise a glass to your neighbours.
9pm: Address from Her Majesty, The Queen, followed by a singalong to "We’ll Meet Again".
Ensure that you follow social distancing rules whilst celebrating #VEDay75