VE Day inspired logoPublished Wednesday, 6th May 2020
A North East local authority has designed a temporary logo in honour of the 75th anniversary of VE Day which commemorates the day the Second World War formally came to an end in Europe.
Councillor Shane Moore, the Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, said: “On Friday, we remember all those who served and gave their lives in the cause of freedom and our temporary logo makes reference to the celebrations which broke out across Britain when the war ended.
“Although we are not able to mark this important anniversary as fully as we would all have wished, we can still come together in spirit as a town and as a nation to give thanks for the remarkable wartime generation and remember the sacrifices they made. They are truly an inspiration to us all, especially in the present dark times.”
Councillor Lee Cartwright, the Council’s Armed Forces Champion, added: “There are still lots of ways people can mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day and pay tribute to the remarkable Second World War generation from the safety of their own homes and while maintaining social distancing.
“To find ways all the family can take part, visit www.hartlepool.gov.uk/VEDay75.”