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    May bank holiday 2020 changed for VE Day anniversary

    Next year's early May bank holiday will be moved back by four days for the whole of the UK to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

    May Day is traditionally held on a Monday but will be put back to Friday 8 May 2020.
    VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-485654...z4aPDVbs5kFxhg
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    Just heard:

    ****Pubs and Churches****


    Friday 8th May 2020.

    As part of the VE Day commemorations, more than 20,000 pubs will encourage drinkers to toast the heroes of the war while churches will take part in a Ringing Out For Peace.

    Good time to have a chat now with your local clergy and landlord.

    Keith.
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    In my town Church Bells are banned because it upsets a certain religion.
    If we ring church bells then they want to use their towers to blast out their religion in loud speakers

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    Seems like the Council do a fair bit ?

    Veterans and armed forces personnel commemorated https://www.bolton.gov.uk/news/artic...l-commemorated

    https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news...ary-of-ve-day/

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    Bit previous with this one as most will have forgotten about it by next year.
    Postings of this nature should be put up at appropriate times, this is not.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    I do regret this thread is not your cup of tea.

    C'est la vie:

    Many groups, organisations and individuals have acted upon the Government release already
    and planning added to agendas etc.

    The early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day which takes place on 8 May, and enable people to pay tribute to those who served in one of the most significant events in our country’s history, Business Secretary Greg Clark announced today.
    The occasion will remember the contribution of British, Commonwealth and Allied armed forces personnel; those who contributed to the war effort and safeguarded the Home Front. As well as marking the Allies’ victory in 1945, the bank holiday will serve as an opportunity to pay tribute to those who have served and continue to serve in the UK Armed Forces and their families.
    Commemorative events will take place over the 3-day weekend across the country, including:
    the Nation’s Toast, where over 20,000 pubs will encourage patrons to raise a glass to the Heroes of World War II
    bagpipers playing the traditional Battle’s O’er at the top of the 4 highest peaks in the UK – Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, Mount Snowdon in Wales, and Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland
    bells in churches and cathedrals across the country joining forces in a special Ringing Out for Peace
    local street parties and celebrations across the 3-day weekend
    Business Secretary Greg Clark said:
    VE Day marked an historic moment in not only our nation’s, but the world’s history and it is important that we commemorate this great occasion on its 75th anniversary. Honouring those who did their duty – whether on the battlefields of Europe or through their efforts and sacrifices here at home.
    Moving next year’s early May bank holiday to VE Day itself is a right and fitting tribute. It will ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to remember and honour our heroes of the Second World War and reflect on the sacrifices of a generation.
    VE Day was first celebrated on 8 May 1945 when Allied Forces formally accepted Germany’s surrender.
    Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt said:
    As we’ve seen over the past week with the D-Day commemorations, the British people truly appreciate the sacrifice made by those who fought for our freedom throughout the Second World War. Moving next year’s Bank Holiday will give us the opportunity to come together to remember and honour those who gave so much to secure our freedom and liberty.
    Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageant Master of VE Day 75, said:
    This amazing event taking place on 8-10 May 2020 provides the perfect opportunity for the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. It will involve local communities, youth and voluntary organisations, faith groups and individuals paying tribute to the millions who sacrificed so much to secure the freedom we all enjoy today.
    Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity said:
    Acknowledging 75 years since VE Day with a commemorative bank holiday is absolutely fitting. It is our duty to keep the events of the past alive in collective memory, including future generations - this is how we ensure that such a conflict never happens again. It is our hope that the nation takes a moment to reflect on the significance of this date, as a milestone that changed the course of history for the whole world.
    SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity was proud to have been there supporting men, women and families during the Second World War, and is still here now for the whole Forces community – whenever they need us. We’re honoured to be the official charity partner for VE Day 75 and call on everyone to remember the men and women that fought to defend our freedom.
    Notes to editors
    Early May bank holiday will move in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Bank holidays are a devolved issue in Scotland.
    Moving a bank holiday is achieved by a Royal Proclamation under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971.

    http://https://www.gov.uk/government...sary-of-ve-day
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    PS:

    Took over two years and many people to ensure MN represented at Normandy.

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    All in all, if the message gets through to the many that assist and do.

    Flying a flag, ringing a bell having a pint and a toast, should not be difficult.

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    As I said previously, we are not allowed to ring a bell here in Boltonistan, every part of our church activities are strictly limited.
    No church Bells, no more Whit Walks, local Brass bands leading the processions, no more Sermons from the local Church, parading round the streets having a service on various street corners, all the little girls dressed in white, girl Guides, and the boys from the Boys Brigade and Scouts marching. No more Salvation Army band on our street corner playing Carols on Christmas Day,, and so on. all stopped because of a certain type of immigrant who finds all our way of life offensive to theirs.
    All these were Big events over the years, now Nothing.
    Britain has changed too much.
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    I will leave your locality to yourself but will contact all and sundry if required.

    Certain something can be done.

    K.
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