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VE Day 75



VE DAY 75 - 8TH MAY 2020


I have pleasure in attaching the letter outlining the celebrations being planned for the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on 8th through to the 10th May next year, and if you go the the VE Day 75 website - you will be able to find out more, along with seeing the message from Sue Baxter, Chairman of the National Association of Local Councils, encouraging Town and Parish Councils to take part in this important anniversary, especially as many of the men and women involved in WW II, came from the Towns and Parishes of England, so this anniversary provides the perfect opportunity for local communities to pay ‘tribute’ to those at home and abroad that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy the freedom we have today.
From the attached letter and the website, you will see the official VE Day 75 Charity is - SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, who supports the three Services and the Merchant Navy.
I would therefore, be most grateful if you would undertake the following at your earliest convenience please.
(1) Send the attached letter to all the Town and Parish Clerks within your County, encouraging them to take part in one or more of the activities outlined in the letter and on the website -
(2) Send the attached logo to all the Town and Parish Clerks too.
(3) Put the letter and the logo up on your website please.
We really would appreciate your early assistance with the above to ensure all the Towns and Parishes of England are made aware of this important 75 anniversary of VE Day celebration next year.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
My warmest regards,
Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR
VE Day 75
Tel: + 44 (0) 7737 262 913