VE Day 75 event at Royal Albert Hall rescheduled as Dame Vera Lynn’s iconic wartime song set to boost morale

Due to the Government’s Coronavirus restrictions, VE Day 75 With The Daily Mail at the Royal Albert Hall and 450 cinemas nationwide has been rescheduled for Sunday 20 September 2020.

Host Katherine Jenkins will be joined by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Military Wives Choirs, Second World War Veterans and special guests. The event is in support of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

Find out more about tickets for the Royal Albert Hall and cinemas here.

While plans to commemorate and celebrate this significant anniversary are postponed,  families up and down the country will have a special opportunity to come together on Bank Holiday Friday 8 May. Inspired by Her Majesty The Queen’s emotive address to the nation, the Daily Mail and SSAFA is calling upon us all to join a nationwide sing-along in tribute to our Veterans and Armed Forces.

The country will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day – the end of the Second World War in Europe – with a rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’ at 9pm on Bank Holiday Friday 8 May.

Dame Vera Lynn

The song brought hope and a sense of togetherness 75 years ago and, at this time of national emergency, once again serves as a reminder that there are better times ahead.

As the country’s VE Day Veterans face uncertainty and isolation, this opportunity to salute our greatest generation will resonate more than ever. It is also our moment to thank the Armed Forces who are coming together to serve the country.

For media enquiries please contact info@veday75.co.uk.

About SSAFA and how you can support

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to the Forces and their families since 1885. Last year alone teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 82,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. With tailored practical, emotional and financial support given to any member of the Forces community in need, SSAFA is proud to protect independence and dignity.

As we see the military step up to join the front line of our fight against COVID-19, it has never been more important to show our gratitude and support for the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting our Nation. SSAFA has been by their side for 135 years, and will continue to respond and evolve however the world changes.

To donate £5 text 75VEDay 5 to 70085. This costs your donation amount plus a standard rate message. To find out more about the charity, visit www.ssafa.org.uk.