Sunday, 10 May 2015

VE day: 70 years on

Just a quick one today. On 8th May it was the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe day. A day to mark the end of the years of fighting in Europe. A day like no other for some. A day for new starts and the beginning of normality. There were celebrations all over the country and most felt very proud to be British. However for some, there was no change. They had lost loved ones. Some didn't know life without war or had got so used to war, they didn't know what to do now it had ended. Despite this, it was and still is a monumental day in history and now seventy years on we still remember all those that gave their lives for the safety and pride of our country. 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


  1. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing, a really lovely and thoughtful post. I've been so caught up thinking about the election, it is easy to forget the bigger picture, and what the UK and Europe has been through in the last 70 years! We should be thankful to all those who gave their lives so that we could live with all the wonderful things and the peace and freedom we have today, and yes, always remember them. (Of course, that is the other thing wearing a little bit of vintage always helps you to do - remember the past) x

    1. You're very right Natalie, I feel like wearing vintage pays respect to the past and what people went through, but also how to make the best of what we have. Thank you for reading and commenting xx

  2. Very lovely post. We don't celebrate VE day in Canada, which is almost surprising given how many Canadian forces were involved with the conflict in Europe.

    In regards to your reply here to Natalie, I too have been drawn to the wearing of vintage as a way of honouring those who fought and otherwise helped win the war - the Great Generation, as they're often called - ever since I was a small child and wonder how many others of us out there feel this way? It's not the only reason I wear vintage of course, but it's certainly been an important one for me since day one.

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Thank you very much for your lovely, spot on comment on yesterday's post. I'm so ready to shake things up - I don't want to overhaul everything in my life, of course, but some fresh blood, so to speak, feels like just what the proverbial doctor ordered.


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