Peace treaty signing

VJ Day 75 Service Of Remembrance

Peace treaty signing

On the 15th August 2020 it will be the 75th anniversary of VJ Day – Victory in Japan.

A special service of remembrance in partnership with The Royal British Legion will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum, and veterans and their families are invited to attend. Please visit the NMA website for more details.

From the NMA website:

In 2020, in partnership with The Royal British Legion, we will be asking the Nation to remember the impact that leaving, missing and returning home has on service men and women & their loved ones – then and now.

Whilst we may not be able to deliver our original programme of activity around this special date, we are working with the Royal British Legion, the Ministry of Defence and the BBC to produce a live broadcast from the Arboretum.

The best place to see the programme is from your home, however, a limited number of spaces to visit the Arboretum to watch proceedings on a large screen in the Naval Review will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 30 July.

Veterans and those with family connections, are encouraged to register with The Royal British Legion here. We ask, where possible, that priority is given to veterans and family when watching proceedings on the Naval Review also.

Please note the FEPOW Memorial Building and Far East Area of the Arboretum will be inaccessible to the public from 9am Friday 14 August to 3pm Saturday 15 August.