‘We’ll meet again’: Nation sings along to Vera Lynn for VE day anniversary

‘Keep smiling through, just like you always do’

Friday 08 May 2020 22:44
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People sing Vera Lynn 'We'll Meet Again' to mark VE Day

The VE Day commemorations were capped off with a national sing-along of Dame Vera Lynn’s wartime anthem “We’ll Meet Again”.

Across the country, people flung open their doors and windows or made their socially-distanced way into the street to take part in the closing act of the 75th anniversary celebrations.

The cast on the BBC’s montage included nurses, construction workers, tube drivers, a man in a kilt, shop workers wearing masks, vets, farmers, postal deliver workers, restaurant staff, Beefeaters and schoolchildren.

Meanwhile Sky News filmed live from two streets in Wimbledon in south London and Wanborough in Wiltshire.

All together now...

We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when

But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day

Keep smiling through, just like you always do

‘Till the blue skies chase those dark clouds far away

And I will just say hello, To the folks that you know

Tell them you won’t be long

They’ll be happy to know that, as I saw you go

You were singing this song

We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when

But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day

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