70th Anniversary of VE Day to be commemorated in Inverness


The Provost and Members of the City of Inverness Area Committee would like to invite all members of the public to attend a service to commemorate 70 years since VE Day on Friday 8 May.

The commemorative service, to be held in the Old High Church in Inverness, is to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) which signalled the end of the Second World War in Europe. The service will begin at 2pm on Friday 8 May and will be conducted by the Rev. Peter W Nimmo BD ThM.

Provost of Inverness, Councillor Alex Graham, said: “VE Day marks the end of World War 2 in Europe which was a day of great rejoicing across the continent as it was the day freedom triumphed over the forces of an evil dictatorship which had cost the lives of millions of Europe’s people.

“The ecumenical service to be led by the Reverend Peter Nimmo in the Old High Church – the ‘Town Kirk’ of Inverness – gives the community an opportunity to come together to mark the occasion with remembrance and thanksgiving, and to make a commitment to peace and reconciliation in the future.

“This is a public service open to all those wishing to attend, and I hope there will be a good attendance from Inverness and beyond.”

1 May 2015
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