29 June 2024

Armed Forces Day

Veterans celebrated at VE Day 70th anniversary

The nation’s veterans were honoured as part of this year’s commemorations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

The events included a Service of Remembrance and a national 2 minute silence, the lighting of more than 200 beacons right across the UK, a spectacular commemorative concert , a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey and a parade of veterans and currant personnel through Whitehall where the original victory celebrations took place 70 years ago.

Have a look at some of the weekend’s highlights in our Storify below: