VE Day 75th anniversary. On the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day we are encouraging people to raise a toast to those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the
VE Day 75th anniversary.
On the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day we are encouraging people to raise a toast to those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Second World War. Friday, May 8, 2020, at 3pm, we want people around the county to raise a glass to our war heroes. The Nation’s Toast, an initiative created by our good friend and colleague Bruno Peek, Pageantmaster of VE Day 75, aims to get everybody around the world, but in particular those in the UK involved in the day’s celebrations in some way.
As War Horse Memorial we want to acknowledge that between 1939-45 million of animals gave service and sacrifice to help secure the freedom and democracy we all enjoy today. We unveiled Poppy, our national War Horse to remember the horses, mules and donkeys that played their part alongside our armed forces in WW1. And we have reinstated the purple poppy as a symbol of recognition of animal victims of war, and a way of raising funds for equine, military and animal charities. We will be encouraging our army of kind-hearted supporters across the UK and the Commonwealth to take part in the Nation’s Toast – to remember alongside our brave men and women those four-legged friends who also went to war.
may 8 (Friday) - 10 (Sunday)