How you can commemorate VE Day at home
Although we are unable to enjoy the street parties seen throughout Dacorum on 8th May 1945 in this current situation, at Dacorum Heritage Trust we still want to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
We are asking as many Dacorum residents as possible to help us do this by either:-
- Filling your windows with bunting (use the templates below or design your own) Take a photo and share it with us using #DacorumVEDay2020
- You can now read our VE Day 75 special edition newsletter here. Print and share it with your local community.
- Creating big window displays that celebrate the local heroes and heroines who contributed to victory in Europe. Use the templates below and in our special edition newsletter. Send us photos so we can share the celebration with those isolating at home via our website and social media or share them yourself using the hashtag #DacorumVEDay2020
- Organising a street sing-a-long. On Friday 8th May at 9pm The British Legion would like us to open our windows or front doors and sing together Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’. Send us a recording to share or share it yourself via social media using the hashtag #DacorunVEDay2020
- On our website you will find a list of the soldier’s name which are displayed on war memorials in Dacorum. Many of the names have little to no information. Therefore we are asking for people to share with us information of their family members, so we can fill in these gaps. You can do this by emailing us via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Making your own garden or indoor street party. Decorate your table with union flags and bunting, play 1940’s music and make a party lunch using only what you could have bought with your food rations. The National Trust have a wartime recipe for carrot cake you might like to try or perhaps you would prefer carrot cookies Or search for wartime recipes online for inspiration. Send us photos of your mini at home street party or share them yourself via social media using the hashtag #DacorumVEDay2020
The people of Dacorum came together 75 years ago to celebrate victory in Europe, now it’s our turn to celebrate everything they did to bring about that victory.