Ve Day lockdown

The 8 May 1945 was the day peace emerged after nearly six years of war, so the 75th anniversary on 8 May 2020 represents an important milestone in our history. I am sure you will agree that we cannot let this day pass without reflecting on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark period.

Our VE Day 75 celebrations at Emmanuel, Billericay will cover the weekend of 8- 10 May 2020, and will be a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions who played such a vital part in achieving it.

This includes the Armed Forces personnel from many countries who gave their lives, and those who returned home injured in body and mind; the hard-working women and men who kept the factories, mines, shipyards and farms operating throughout the years of turmoil; the ARP wardens, police officers, doctors, nurses, firemen, local defence volunteers and many others who put their lives on hold to safeguard the home front.

There will be an Afternoon Tea in the Church Hall on Friday 8 May from 2.00 – 4.30 pm which will include a moment of reflection at 3.00 pm. This was the time Winston Churchill officially announced the end of WW2 from the Cabinet Office at 10 Downing Street. To coincide with this, we will join with millions across the UK to raise a glass and take part in The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2.

Both of our services on Sunday 10 May will be given over to the National Victory Europe Day as we celebrate the peace we share today.

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