“Stay safe and stay strong” on 75th anniversary of VE Day

Marking the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Oldham Council, paid tribute to VE Day and frontline staff in the NHS and other key workers. 

Howard Sykes

The 8th May marks the end of World War Two in Europe as Victory in Europe Day (VE Day).  It is an important day for many people across the UK, Europe and Commonwealth Nations.  People use this time to contemplate and pay respect to the personal sacrifice of others.

There will be an address from the Queen on the BBC.  Other plans include a public doorstep singing of Dame Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again.

Councillor Sykes says: “This VE Day is especially important.  Many will feel frustrated they cannot see loved ones and pay their respects as usually done.  But you will meet again, stay safe and stay strong for each other.”

“The battle against Covid-19 goes on, let us think of those on the frontline in the and the sacrifice they are making every day.”

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