Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, Marlow Town Council has cancelled plans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of V-J (Victory over Japan) Day ‑ the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect bringing the war to an end.
The planned celebrations, in conjunction with The Marlow Branch of The Royal British Legion, were due to be held at the war memorial on The Causeway on August 15th.
Mayor Richard Scott said: “We are very disappointed not to be able to mark this day in the way we had planned ‑ but the safety of our residents has to come first. We very much hope that people will enjoy celebrations in their homes, as they did for VE Day.”
Shaun Murphy, Chairman of Marlow Royal British Legion, asks households in Marlow to celebrate and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of hostilities in a similar way to VE Day, putting up bunting and flags and having socially-distanced parties in front gardens.
A toolkit has been provided to assist households to celebrate VJ Day. It can be found at: https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/toolkit/