Oldham Council encourages residents to commemorate VE day

THE UNION flag will fly high above Oldham Civic Centre on Friday, May 8 as the council encourages residents to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.

On May 8, 1945 millions of people across the UK shared a public holiday celebrating that the war in Europe was over. Britain could finally catch its breath, and start to think about how it would rebuild.

Within every community today there are people who will remember that day.

A two-minute silence will be held across the country and the Union flag will be flying above the Civic Centre and the council encourages everyone to mark this important day.

They are also seeking people with stories from different conflicts, especially their memories from the Second World War.

Many people around the nation will also be marking the occasion on Saturday, May 9 when a live concert will be screened by the BBC.

If you have any stories you think may be of interest email them to oldhamremembers@oldham.gov.uk

Details of other ways to celebrate VE Day in Oldham can be found online.

For more information and resources for you and your communities visit www.gov.uk/VEDay70

If you would like to find out more information about your family history during WW2, Oldham’s history or Oldham’s current World War One commemorations visit www.oldhamremembers.org.uk


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