VE Day 2022: 77th Anniversary Messages, Quotes and Images

Union Jack Flag Bunting hangs from a wrought iron fence in front of an old Cotswold stone terraced bay window to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe.

VE Day is celebrated across the UK on May 8 (Image: Getty)

Today is the 77th anniversary of VE Day, and many across the country will be celebrating this day.

The people of the UK will reflect on the sacrifice millions made to win the Second World War.

It always takes place on May 8th, the same day that King George VI. announced the surrender of Nazi Germany on the radio in 1945.

Here are some messages, quotes and images to help you celebrate VE Day 2022.

VE Day 2022 news, quotes and images

“My dear friends, this is your hour. This is not a victory for any party or any class. It’s a victory for the great British nation as a whole. We were the first on this ancient island to draw the sword against tyranny. After a while we were left all alone against the most formidable military force ever seen. We were all alone for a whole year.’ – Winston Churchill

“Humility must be the measure of a man whose success has been bought with the blood of his subjects and paid for with the lives of his friends.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower

People celebrating VE Day in 1945.

Crowds across London cheered on VE Day in 1945 (Image: Getty

“At 11 a.m. this morning, the cruellest and most terrible war that has ever scourged mankind came to an end. I hope we can say that on that fateful morning all wars came to an end.’ – David Lloyd George

Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed the public (Image: Getty).

“In these unforeseen circumstances, we must remember those who gave their lives so that we can see them today. We must remember them how this is safe. Please let us celebrate in a fitting manner, raising a glass to thank those who made a sacrifice and let us also remember those who stood on the front lines today.” — Councilor Mark Spencer, Champion of the Newport Armed Forces

The royal family even joined in the celebrations (Image: Getty)

“I remember lines of unknown people crossing arms and walking down Whitehall and we were all swept away in torrents of happiness and relief.” – Queen Elizabeth II

It was undoubtedly Churchill’s day. Thousands of King George’s subjects crowded outside the palace all day, chanting incessantly ‘We want the King’ and cheering hoarsely as he and the Queen and their daughters appeared. But when the crowd saw Churchill, there was a deep, throaty, almost awe-inspiring roar. – Molly Panter-Downes

Huge crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace on the day of Germany’s surrender (Image: Getty)
Many people held their own VE Day celebrations in their gardens last year amid lockdown restrictions (Image: Getty)

“We are eternally grateful to all of our brave men and women who have answered the call. To defend our country in its time of need and to give us peace in our time.’
– Graham Smith, standard bearer of the Royal Regiment of Wales

Residents partying socially distanced last year (Picture: Getty)

VE Day not only marked the end of years of struggle and loss for Britain, but also the beginning of peace, prosperity and security for the next 75 years. Those who lost their lives made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. It is therefore vital that, as the Royal Navy of today, we not only remember that sacrifice, but embody the same sense of loyalty, courage and duty as our predecessors.” – Cdr Philip Harper RN Commanding Officer, HMS Severn Royal Navy

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