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.

 Mayor of Sevenoaks Councillor Nicholas Busvine stood at the War Memorial


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.

 Photo of the Mayor along with the Sevenoaks Soropomists