Friday May 8th 2015 the Country celebrated 70 years of Victory in Europe Day. The above picture was taken overlooking the Old Market Square in Nottingham, my home town. The crowd may even include by Mom who was sixteen at the time!
The Duke of York lays a wreath at the Cenotaph on Friday at a Service to Honour the dead.
The Queen lit the first of 200 Beacons across the Country from Windsor Castle
A concert took place on Saturday evening in Horse Guards Parade with music from the 1940s’
Today was a Service of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey where the Queen laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior
My Dad was in the Air Force during the war but was stationed out in Burma so was still busy with his duties on May 8th 1945, but I am sure they did some celebrating.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them