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Wartime Heritage Remembers The 65th Anniversary of VE Day May 8, 2010 The Wartime Heritage Association has partnered with the Royal British Legion in commemorating the 65th Anniversary of VE Day; the Allied Victory in Europe in the Second World War. The men and women involved in achieving this Victory will be remembered at events in UK and other countries around the world. In the UK, the tribute to VE Day's 65th Anniversary ("the Nation's Greatest Ever Salute") included a national service of commemoration at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. This was followed by a party on Horseguards Parade hosted by the Royal British Legion to celebrate the end of WWII 65 years ago. In Canada, commemorations included a parade with vintage wartime vehicles as well as a fly-past of Second World War aircraft, followed by a ceremony with Veterans and officials. The event will pay tribute to the more than one million Canadians who served in the Second World War. The Silver Cross Mother for 2010, Veterans, Canadian Forces members and youth were involved in the remembrance ceremony, followed by a march-past at the National War Memorial. The Wartime Heritage planted a virtual flag on-line as part of the Royal British Legion's 2010 commemorations and although the flags only allow for a short message, it reads, "To all the Veterans who contributed to peace, and to all those who never returned, We Remember". In 2005, Wartime Heritage marked the 60th Anniversary of the VE Day (and VJ Day; the end of WWII) with the Association's 2nd international performance tour of its wartime musical production of Time to Remember - A Tribute to the Men and Women of WWII, presenting it in Canada and in England. The British performance tour included shows in partnership with the Telegraphist Air Gunners Association in Gosport, Hampshire, and the Royal British Legion (Downs Branch) in Deal, Kent. The performances were also part of the official commemorations to mark the UK's inaugural Veterans' Week.
Wartime Heritage Remembers The 65th Anniversary of VE Day