WW2 Victory in Europe Commememorations - 8th May 2005

From a letter received from the World War II Commemoration Team (Scotland), who are based at Redford Cavalry Barracks, Edinburgh:

Sunday 8th May 1945 saw the end of the Second World War in Europe. Everyone in Britain was affected in some way and, even now, one in five people living in Scotland lived through WW2. It therefore seems fitting that this landmark date should be remembered throughout the country.

This year is the sixtieth aniversary of the end of hostilities. Many of those who took part are now in their 80's and 90's and it is recognised that this will probably be the last major anniversary of its kind that WW2 Veterans will be able to participate in. We would therefore like to encourage every local community to hold a Commemorative Service on the 8th of May, followed by the symbolic placing of crosses in Gardens of Remembrance.

We have written to all places of worship asking that they co-ordinate these events...

We are co-ordinating and promoting all events across Scotland on the Veterans Agency website www.veteransagency.mod.uk ...

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