VE Day, which stands for Victory of Europe Day, was the day on which allied forces announced the surrender of Germany in Europe on May 8th, 1945. It marked the end of Adolf Hitler’s reign and was a cause for celebration all over the world. At 3pm that day, Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the nation that the war was over. In London, a crowd of 50,000 celebrated the momentous event in Piccadilly Circus, cheering and waving flags in the street. This year is particularly poignant, given that it’s the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
As it is such a significant event in history, this week we would like you to base your home learning VE Day and creating your own ways of celebrating. Below are some ideas to get you started, we would love to see photos of what you get up to!
Research what happened on VE Day and try to answer the following question using what you have found out. Think carefully about your response and try to back up your opinions.
Why is it important to celebrate and remember VE Day?
Here are some websites that may help: