Press Release: VJ Day 75
Published: 17 August 2020
In Sevenoaks VJ Day 75, marking the end of the WW2 conflict,
was commemorated on Saturday 15 August 2020.
The Mayor, Cllr Nicholas Busine OBE, laid a wreath at the Vine War Memorial at eleven o’clock followed by a two minute silence.
The Mayor said: ‘I’m Laying a wreath for VJ day and recalling the remarkable feats of the ‘forgotten army’. We must always remember them.’
The Town Council introduced a ‘peace dove’ theme to the commemoration and installed the following features:
- A beautiful new bench opposite the war memorial perfect for quiet contemplation, together with a bin depicting a peace dove
- Large peace dove painted on grass adjacent to war memorial
After the ceremony, the Mayor walked to Vine Gardens and thanked
members of Sevenoaks Soroptimists for the doves of peace they had created for
VE and VJ Day 75.