Today is VE day, May 8th, 2020. May 8th 1945 marked the end of Europe’s involvement in World War Two. VE stands for Victory in Europe, when Germany surrendered and the full extent of what the Nazi party had inflicted on millions of people including Jew’s, Gypsies, political prisoners, and prisoners of war during the Holocaust. In normal times VE day would be celebrated with street parties and memorial services across the country however this year with the current Covid-19 lockdown measures people have had to adjust how they commemorate VE day.
I am aware that the number of people alive who lived through World War Two is continuing to fall, meaning that there is an ever-increasing number of people can not comprehend the sacrifice made during World War Two. What I will finish this post with is that for the selfish, self- entitled people who think it is funny to break the current lockdown measures, or who think that they are being victimised by the government through lockdown measures, take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror. Not just today but everyday and think about the sacrifices made not just by the Armed Forces who fought on the battlefield but the civilians who went to sleep every night not knowing if they would wake up the next day yet still did their part. We are being asked to stay home to stop the spread of Covid-19.