Remembering VE Day May 08 1945

By on 5-08-2018 in Blog Post, Remembering

Remembering VE Day May 08 1945
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Today we are Remembering VE Day May 08 1945; it is the 73rd Anniversary.

To begin with, if you are new to my blog, back in 2015 I wrote on Remembering 70th Anniversary of VE DayI’m including this photo.

“Winston Churchill waves to crowds in Whitehall in London as they celebrate VE Day, 8 May 1945”.

Furthermore, on this 73rd Anniversary VE Day, I still find it of interest to listen to the following.

“In People, an audio recording of Queen Elizabeth II remembering today,  “one of the most memorable nights of my life” as she watched revelers “linking arms” and moved among the crowds outside Buckingham Palace celebrating the end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945, which has now become known as VE Day.   The queen reflected on the rare event in a BBC recording from 1985, which the palace released online Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.”

Remembering VE Day May 08 1945

“Piccadilly Square pictured as supporters celebrate VE Day, May 08, 1945. Photo taken by Sgt. James A. Spence, during his service in World War II.” 

Also, I have a local pen pal who is 91 years young! I’m going to make it a point to get with her and get her recollections of VE Day 1945.  Stay tuned!

In conclusion, it is important that we do not forget dates like today. My closing thoughts are I encourage you to see if there is a friend or family member you can write; having their recollections of VE Day 1945 would be priceless.

 Anchors Aweigh,

Remembering VE Day May 08 1945 Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

Image above VE DAY Piccadily 1945.jpg “Mrjspence at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons”

AnchoredScraps blog posts as noted above; Photo attribution: By War Office official photographer, Horton (Maj) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons; WWII Patriotic VE Day Postcard Cover 5-08-2017