VJ Day – 75th Anniversary

VJ Day

Saturday 15th August 2020 is the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, when effectively the 2nd World War finally ended. There was a long gap between the end of the war in Europe and the final finish when soldiers from all over the commonwealth in the 14th (Forgotten) Army continued to fight against the Japanese.

It is the intention at 1100 hours on that day to lay a wreath on the village sign to commemorate this occasion and hold a 2 minute silence.

Sadly, as with VE Day in May, because of the current restrictions, this cannot be used as a village event to which everyone is invited, but the wreath will be there for everyone to view as they pass. It will remain in place alongside the others until Remembrance week in November.

If anyone should happen to be there at this time please respect other people and maintain a sensible 2 metre separation.

If anyone wishes to place flowers or a small cross as part of their own ceremony, they are welcome.


Tom Smith