What time is the 'We’ll Meet Again' doorstep singalong for VE Day?
6 May 2020, 12:00 | Updated: 8 May 2020, 20:23
The nation is once again coming together to show solidarity in the time of coronavirus and singalong at home to Dame Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again' - so what time do we need to get on our doorsteps?
Households up and down the land will sing 'We'll Meet Again' by Dame Vera Lynn outside of their houses after a televised speech by the Queen.
VE Day stands for Victory in Europe Day when on May 8, 2020 the country will celebrate 75 years since the allies won World War II.
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It's been revealed that the Queen will make a special address to the nation and people will be encouraged to join a doorstep sing along to Dame Vera Lynn's wartime anthem, We'll Meet Again.🎶 pic.twitter.com/u8AqKs70PE
What time is the 'We’ll Meet Again' doorstep singalong?
Her Majesty the Queen is due to give a speech in television at 9pm on May 8.
9pm is the exact time her father King George VI gave his famous radio address to the nation 75 years earlier, no doubt a poignant memory for the Queen.
Straight afterwards the nation is to take to their doorsteps to sing 'We'll Meet Again' by Dame Vera Lynn.
The exact time is hard to say, but the speech's by the Queen in the past are normally 10 minutes long, so we predict the doorstep singalong will start at 9.10pm on May 8, 2020.
Why are we singing 'We'll Meet Again' to mark VE Day?
'We'll Meet Again' by Dame Vera Lynn became and anthem for Britain during World War II.
Since the coronavirus crisis hit Britain, Vera Lynn has re-released the song to raise money for the NHS.
The Queen gave an unprecedented speech to the nation on April 5 in which she quoted lyrics from the famous song.
At the end of her speech she said: "We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet again."
The doorstep singalong on May 8 is to mark VE Day and bring the country together in these strange and isolated times.