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8th May 2020 - Victory in Europe 75th Anniversay

75th Anniversary 

Royal British Legion #VE Day 75

VE Day Memories

A message from Stuart A. Clewlow, Local Historian, Chorley.

This year we will acknowledge the 75th anniversaries of VE Day (Victory in Europe) on 8th May and VJ Day (Victory over Japan) on 15th August.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Cllr. Aaron Beaver and I have worked together to issue the attached message and raise awareness of these very special anniversaries.

I would also like to draw your attention to a unique and very special online VE Day Remembrance Service. I have worked on this with Rev. Neil Kelley of St. Laurence’s Church in Chorley and it will be available to view from 3pm on Friday 8th May. It is hoped that this service will act as an appropriate replacement for the cancelled public gatherings.

It has been further enhanced by the inclusion of commentary from invited guests, local history, wartime footage and much more. The video can be viewed at www.stlaurencechorley.co.uk

Far from wanting to glorify conflict, we are commemorating the service of the wartime generation and celebrating the peace their actions brought us. It is a peace we still enjoy today and it has given us a way of life that we should not take for granted.

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