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ve day 75

4-10 May 2020

Join us for a packed programme of activities and events from across the globe to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, 4-10 May 2020.

*Some resources link to other sites which are not managed or moderated by us.

All times are correct at time of publication but are subject to change

the grand orange lodge of ireland

ve day programme

Heritage at Home - Launch of 'Service and Sacrifice' - the Orange Contribution to World War II Online

Click here to access

Celebrate the Victory - Commemorate the Sacrifice

4th May

11AM - Two-Minute Silences

2.45PM - VE Day Special Tribute BBC 1

Click here to access on BBC iPlayer

3PM - Join the whole Nation in raising a glass or cup of tea to our Nation's heroes

4-6PM - Ulster Bands Forum Live on Facebook Live & YouTube

Local bands including WWII themed music.

Click here to access on Facebook - Click here to access on YouTube

6PM - 'We'll Meet Again' for VE Day 75 with Katherine Jenkins

Streamed online, live from the Royal Albert Hall

Click here to access it here on our page via YouTube

7-9PM - The Most Westerly Virtual Celebration of VE Day 2020

Gary Wilson presents a Facebook Live Event celebrating VE 75 Day live from County Fermanagh

Click here to access via Facebook

8PM - VE Day 75 Special - BBC 1

Click here to access on BBC iPlayer

9PM - VE Day Message from HM Queen Elizabeth II

followed by UK-wide sing-along of Dame Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again'

Click here to access on BBC iPlayer

Plan at 'at-home VE Party'

Time to host your own single-household VE Party including 'Afternoon Tea' or a BBQ

You can dress up for the occasion

Soundtrack for your Party - Songs and Music that Inspired a Nation

Click here to access the Playlist on YouTube

3PM - Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland VE Thanksgiving Service

Join together with Sisters and Brethren as our VE weekend celebrations and commemorations draw to a close with a Service of Thanksgiving, broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube, conducted by our Grand Chaplains.

Click here to watch live on Facebook or here to watch live on YouTube

The Imperial War Museum also has a great online article entitled 'What You Need to Know About VE Day' which you can access HERE

The National Memorial Arboretum also has a fantastic VE Day 75 Anniversary Tour - click HERE to visit

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further resources

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