VE Day - 8th May 1945 - Seventy Fifth Anniversary

This art work appeared in Broadwath for this extra special celebration of

Victory in Europe Day 
VE Day - 75th Anniversary.

We still don't know who this artist is but their work is poignant, but cheering and much appreciated in the current time as the World battles the invisible monster of the SARS CoV2 - Corona Virus Pandemic.

Despite being in 'lock down', many of us will have quietly celebrated that victory over tyranny, some seventy fives years ago. And perhaps we too can have our own celebration for defeating Covid-19 in due course.

Image from a Foyles' Puzzle
I'm sure many of us will have been reflecting on old family stories. Perhaps some of us can ask our senior loved ones about what they did on that memorable Tuesday on the 8th May 1945.

My late mother was a Sergeant Major in the Woman's Army Medical Corps of South Africa at the time. She remembers having to lead the march at the victory parade in Pretoria, and enduring the  teasing of soldiers singing, " Kiss me goodnight sergeant major..." 
(Check out those fabulous wartime songs by the D-Day Darlings)

"God bless you all. This is your victory! It is the victory of the cause of freedom in every land. In all our long history we have never seen a greater day than this. Everyone, man or woman, has done their best. Everyone has tried. Neither the long years, nor the dangers, nor the fierce attacks of the enemy, have in any way weakened the independent resolve of the British nation. God bless you all..."
Rt Hon Winston Churchill PM - Tuesday 8th May 1945

by Trish Rodgers