After Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced the end of the war in Europe, more than one million people took to the streets of Britain to celebrate the surrender of Hitler’s Army on the 8th May 1944.
Many communities, despite strict rationing still being in force, organised street parties which are now regarded as one of the most iconic scenes of WWII.The Erskine Edinburgh Home, run by the veterans’ charity Erskine, threw homage to the momentous occasion by re-living VE Day, 65 years on with a celebration party.
Staff also took part in the celebrations, dressing up in replica uniforms from WWII and arranged an afternoon of VE Day entertainment.
Lynn Suttie, Erskine
Home manager, said: “We were delighted that our residents were able to
such a historical moment at our care home. They all thoroughly enjoyed
opportunity to reminisce the end of the war in Europe, as many of them
remember exactly where they were when the announcement was made. The
Erskine Edinburgh Home prides itself on organising activities which are
residents can relate to and nothing was more fitting than our VE Day
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