VE Day Information for Community Events

Somerset residents are invited to join in national commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.

Friday 8 May will mark 70 years since the Second World War ended and peace was declared. Over 60 million people were killed in the near six-year conflict.

On 8 May, the Union Flag will be flown at County Hall in Taunton.

This document provides some practical guidance to help communities or individuals planning to hold an event, from lighting a bonfire to throwing a street party.

The information is based on the guidance provided by Pageantmaster House to help people prepare for anniversary events.