The armistice ending the Second World War was signed on 7 May 1945, but the celebrations everywhere – including Creston – continued on to the 8th, and May 8 was officially declared to be VE Day. Today, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of that moment, we look at how it was celebrated in Creston.
In 1918, local citizens could not celebrate the end of the First World War due to the Spanish Influenza. Today, we cannot gather to mark this important anniversary of the end of the Second World War due to the COVID pandemic. So we encourage you to recognize it in your own way: Spend a moment in silence at the cenotaph; make a wreath or a poppy to place there. Lay some flowers on a veteran’s grave at Forest Lawn (there’s a whole section of them just past the map kiosk at the top of the hill). Phone a living veteran and thank them for their service. If you have a flag in your yard, lower it to half mast. Create some artwork, or write a poem or a song, or make a video of your thoughts and share it with others.