VE Day 75th service
A Service of Thanksgiving to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day will be held at Westminster Abbey on Friday 8th May 2020 at 12.00pm.
This service will form part of the nation’s celebrations for the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day: VE Day. On 8th May 1945, the Allied Powers formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the Armed Forces of Nazi Germany and the end of the Third Reich. More than one million people converged on the streets of the United Kingdom to celebrate. The Prime Minister Winston Churchill made a radio broadcast to the nation at 3.00pm announcing that war in Europe was finally at an end.
This service has now been cancelled.