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Today (Friday 8 May) marks 75 years since the first Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) celebrations following the end of World War II. 

A two-minute silence will be held at 11am today to honour the sacrifice of that wartime generation. 

To those who gave so much, we give thanks and remember them. VE Day was a momentous day for our nation and during this difficult time we must let that generation know that we have not forgotten the peace they won for us.

Due to the measures in place to protect you and others from coronavirus, events like the VE Day concert in Grangemouth have sadly now been cancelled. 

We reflect on how this virus has had such a devastating impact on lives all over the world. We shall also salute those in the frontline in our battle against COVID-19, including the NHS, keyworkers and all who are fighting for us. We salute you and we will win.

In the words of Vera Lynn’s war time song – We’ll Meet Again. Stay safe.

Provost William Buchanan

Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn (Leader of Falkirk Council)

Councillor Robert Bissett (Leader Labour Group)

Councillor Lynn Munro (Leader Conservative Group)