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People across the East are being urged to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day at home, after hundreds of planned celebrations were cancelled.
The traditional early May bank holiday was moved to Friday 8 May to help people honour the men and women who served.
However people are still being encouraged to celebrate- just this time at home and many have been finding very different ways to mark the end of war in Europe, on their computers and in their front gardens.
D-day hero Alan King should've been taking part in a service at Westminster Abbey and a parade down The Mall. Instead the 95 year old will be lowering the union flag in his front garden in Eye in Suffolk.
I am disappointed because we are very thin on the ground now - another year and maybe none of us will still be here.
Lockdown has meant that hundreds of events across the region have had to be abandoned - like the Duxford Air Festival in Cambridgeshire.
However many are still talking place- just moving online. A digital service will be held at Norwich Cathedral on Youtube, which will be attended by General Lord Dannatt.
It is disappointing because the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe is really important but in a funny sort of way this virtual moment gives us a better opportunity to pause and reflect privately.
Bletchley Park -the home of the codebreakers near Milton Keynes - is closed of course too. It's been asking people to create 1,945 metres of red, white and blue bunting to adorn houses and street. It also wants videos of how people are celebrating at home - because these strange times will become an important bit of history.
Fiona Harrison has been doing driveway concerts all week in her front garden in Leighton Buzzard after the ones she was originally booked for were cancelled.
Because we have all been in lockdown people have been looking to the music of the past to raise spirits and that's what I've been out doing. I've been lifting morale, British morale with all those wonderful songs of the 1940s.
As part of the celebrations the East Anglian Film Archive has produced a special ten minute compilation of scenes filmed by amateur film makers around the East.
It includes scenes of a family holiday in August 1939 contrasted with preparations for war the following month, evacuees arriving by train, village fundraising for War Weapons Week, and VE day celebrations in May 1945.