Friday 8 May 2020 marks the seventy-fith anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.
VE Day was when the fighting stopped across mainland Europe and brought an end to nearly six years of loss and devastation.
The war continued however in the Pacific region until August, but VE Day provided a brief opportunity the country to celebrate.
From VE Day onwards attentions turned from fighting to relief work and rebuilding the shattered continent to become the mostly peaceful and cooperative community that we have lived in ever since.
The modern world will always have a debt to the contribution of the wartime generation.
Mark VE Day from home
A national day of celebration was planned for Friday 8 May which is a Bank Holiday.
Many of the events have had to be cancelled because of social distancing.
However it is still possible to get involved from home.