Virtual VE Day 75 Celebrations

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Ards and North Down Borough Council is encouraging residents across the borough to join in with a host of virtual VE Day 75 celebrations from the comfort of their own homes on Friday 8 May…

War memorial in Millisle

It will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War II in Europe and this special anniversary will provide the people of Ards and North Down with an opportunity to remember those who made tremendous sacrifices at home and abroad.

Virtual celebrations will be held across the UK and to help kick off the proceedings, residents can take part in designing their own bunting. Designs should be submitted via the Council's social media channels by 7 May and the best will be displayed online during the 75th anniversary. See for templates and how-to guide.

On Thursday 7 May, North Down Museum will sound its World War II siren at 8pm to coincide with the Clap for our Carers while Friday 8 May will be dedicated to all those who made sacrifices during the War.

Residents will be encouraged to observe a two-minute silence at 11am before taking part in a national toast at 3pm. People across the country will 'raise a glass' at home and will have an opportunity to see a local Piper play via the Council's social media channels.

To complete the day, the Royal British Legion is encouraging everyone to take part in a UK-wide sing-a-long to Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again' at 9pm.

For further information, see the Council's social media channels.