The Coronavirus pandemic has meant most VE Day celebration events have had to be postponed or cancelled this year.
However, there are still a number of ways you can pay tribute to those who fought for our freedom from the safety of your own home. Commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day from your own home on Friday 8 May.
Why not hold your own 1940s tea party or take part in a virtual singalong? Perhaps you want to learn more about this fascinating period of history?
If you do, click here some ideas and resources to help you make the most of the day from the Durham County Council website.
About VE Day
Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day, marks 8 May 1945, the day on which World War II in Europe ended.
In the United Kingdom on 8th May 1945, more than one million people celebrated in the streets to mark the end of the European part of the war. In London, crowds massed in Trafalgar Square and up the Mall to Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, appeared on the balcony of the palace before the cheering crowds.
VE Day is celebrated and remembered by people around Britain each year. The 70th anniversary of VE Day in 2015 was marked with a series of events across the UK. There were three days of commemorations including parades, street parties, a service of thanksgiving and a concert in central London.
8th May 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which will be another occasion of celebrations.