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VJ Day Celebrations

VJ DAY 75 activity for Members

Information on all the Legion’s VJ Activity can be found here: rbl.org.uk/vjday75

For those of you wishing to participate in the Cry for Peace activity, please access through the link below

Time

Activity

Location

4th

August onwards

VJ Day Interactive Map

We’re asking the nation to help us ensure the contribution of those who served in the Far East is not forgotten by sharing a story or message of thanks on our interactive map https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get

involved/remembrance/remembrance-events/vj-day/rememberingthe-forgotten

 The public can explore our website showcasing the broad contribution of the Commonwealth, and read the unheard stories of those who came from across the UK and Commonwealth to form one of the most multicultural forces in history

RBL Website

 

All Day

Find Your Local VJ Memorial

Individuals and communities encouraged to visit and find out about their local memorials.

https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/

Nationwide

0600

Waking Up to Peace

Lone pipers to play Battle’s O’er as the sun rises.

Worldwide

0930-

1130

VJ Day 75: The Nation Remembers

VJ Day Commemoration Broadcast from the NMA

A commemoration of all those who served and sacrificed in the AsiaPacific campaign will be broadcast from the NMA.

 

The Remembrance Ceremony will reflect similar national events for VE 75 & at The Cenotaph and incorporate a two minute silence at 1100hrs and wreath laying.

NMA/BBC ONE

1058

Last Post

Buglers across the country will play the Last Post.

 For more information or to register as taking part, please email Bruno Peek at: brunopeek@mac.com

Nationwide

1100

Two Minutes Silence

The Nation will come together in a two minute silence

Nationwide

1105

Churches & Town Criers ‘Cry for Peace’

Town Criers across the country will undertake the ‘Cry for Peace Around the World’. Many Churches across the country will ring out their bell(s) 75 time to mark the end of the war 75 years ago and read out the ‘Cry for Peace’.

 For more information or to register as taking part, please email Bruno Peek at: brunopeek@mac.com

Nationwide

2030-

2200

VJ Day 75: The Nation’s Tribute

BBC ONE

Sunset

Sunset

Buglers across the country will be playing Sunset as the finale to the day of Commemoration.

For more information or to register as taking part, please email Bruno Peek at: brunopeek@mac.com

Nationwide

 

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