Victory in Europe day is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War Two of Nazi Germany’s surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday 8th May 1945, marking the end of World War Two in Europe.
This year marks 75 years since VE Day, the end of World War Two. To commemorate this special occasion, in the Falkland Islands, members of the community are holding a remembrance service at the Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley, followed by a wreath laying at The Cross of Sacrifice to remember those who lost their lives and to reflect on the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on so many lives around the world.
A short service was conducted by Rev. Ian Faulds at the Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley. The socially distanced, non-public and non-singing VE Day 75 service in the Cathedral was particularly poignant as most other Cathedrals were in lockdown due to the COVID-19 situation.
Following this, wreaths were laid by His Excellency The Governor Nigel Phillips, MLA Stacy Bragger, members of BFSAI & Chairman of the Royal British Legion Falkland Islands branch Chris Locke at The Cross of Sacrifice.