Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day- the end of the Second World War in Europe. Although this VE day will be a little different to the one in 1945 which was full of cheering crowds and dancing in the street, the country is still very much marking the occasion.

VE Day 2020 on May 8 is taking place at home and online. Here are some of the ways you can get involved today:

11am: A two-minute silence will be held to honour the service and sacrifice of the wartime generation and reflect the impact of COVID19.

11.15am: We’re invited to join in with the Royal British Legion’s VE Day 75 Livestream. Grab a cup of tea and tune in.

3pm: The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of World War Two. Take part by raising a glass, cheering and clapping from your doorsteps, windows and gardens.

9pm: A pre-recorded address by the Queen will be broadcast at the exact moment her father, King George VI, gave a radio address on May 8 1945.

9pm: Fancy a sing-along? After the Queen’s address, we’re all invited to come together in a rendition of Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again on BBC One.

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