Friday 8 May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE Day) and the end of the second World War conflict across Europe, where millions of lives were lost.
The Council had planned a weekend programme of activity and events to mark this momentous occasion which are now cancelled as we join the nationwide effort to tackle the global pandemic of Covid 19.
Whilst we are all staying at home to save lives and support the NHS, I invite you to join in with our specially adapted Shared Moment of Celebration and Tribute to The Millions, online on Friday 8 May from the safety of your home.
Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman John Smyth commented "I would like to lead our Borough on Friday 8 May 2020 in celebrating the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe when nations all over Europe rejoiced at arrival of peace and the end of the second World War. The sacrifice in terms of lives of our fellow citizens before this date was huge and it is only right that today we recognise their sacrifice and remember them on this 75th anniversary.”
Our special online programme to celebrate VE Day 75 will run from 10am on Friday 8 May on our Facebook page. Full details are available on our dedicated webpage antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/VEDay75
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