Friday 8th May 2020 (Bank Holiday) - National Timings
THE LAST POST
2.55pm – The Last Post is played
3pm – The Piping of Battle’s O’er and VE Day 75
Thousands of pipers around the world will play Battle’s O’er, a traditional air performed on the bagpipes at the end of a battle, and VE Day 75, a tune specially composed for this event . It was at 3pm on 8th May 1945 that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that the war in Europe was over.
CRY FOR PEACE
6.55pm – A Cry for Peace Around the World
Town Criers and other people around the world will be undertaking a special international Cry for Peace Around the World in all manner of locations. The many thousands of pubs throughout the United Kingdom will be encouraged to ring their pub bells and invite a member of their local community to undertake the Cry for Peace Around the World.
RINGING OUT FOR PEACE
7pm – Ringing out for Peace
Bells in cathedrals, churches and other locations will ring out at 7pm in a collective celebration of peace. The sound of bells is deeply rooted in British culture, providing the soundtrack to historic moments – calling us to pray, to work, to arms, to celebrate and, in times of crisis, to come together. Church bells will be rung throughout our nation and around the world in celebration of the peace and friendships we share today.
Penryn will be holding VE-Day celebrations on Friday 8th May 2020 keep up to date at our Facebook event page www.facebook.com/events/2780244482038956/