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Click here to see a slidehow video of the veterans in Bridlington.

2020 marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day - the moment that the guns across Europe fell silent and the war with Nazi Germany came to an end.

Celebrations erupted all over the nation, and the day become enshrined in history as VE Day. In 2020, to honour the sacrifices and to celebrate peace, Friday 8th May 2020 was marked as a bank holiday, kickstarting what would have been a three-day celebration of international, national and local events but sadly due to the Coronavirus pandemic the VE Day events could not take place. There were many fabulous streets in Bridlington who planned  their street celebrations whilst keeping a safe distance.

All at the Bridlington Town Council wished everyone a fantastic day of celebrating given the circumstances and would like to ensure that it was a positive celebration and a great day to remember.

Full details of official government plans and a breakdown of what was planned for the day was as follows:

11am - 2 minutes silence for a national moment of remembrance

2.45pm - Commemorative programme on BBC One

3pm - Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2

8pm - Commemorative programme on BBC One.

9pm - Her Majesty The Queen sent a message to the nation on BBC One, at 9pm, the same time her father, King George VI, gave a radio address in 1945.

Followed by a national singalong of Dame Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again'.