MP's message of community spirit ahead of VE Day commemoration

Aylesbury MP Rob Butler has reflected on the themes of sacrifice and celebration on the eve of the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Thursday, 7th May 2020, 1:22 pm
Rob Butler, MP for Aylesbury

Mr Butler said that wartime themes of community spirit, sacrifice and strength are just as important now as they were in the Second World War.

In a special message ahead of tomorrow's commemoration he said: “The 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day is a chance for us all to reflect on the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation.

"Whilst celebrations this year will certainly look different to the crowded streets of 1945, the themes remain the same: unity, strength and unwavering community spirit.

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"This important occasion is a reminder that, as a nation, we are strong enough to overcome our current challenges, and, as we look forward to a time when we can once again gather as communities, let us not forget the heroism of the generations before us.

"However you are celebrating this weekend, please stay safe and stay home.”