Dame Vera Lynn, 103, to sing 'We'll Meet Again' while on lockdown during VE Day

The poignant song will mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103. 
Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103. 

Dame Vera Lynn, 103, will sing her famous song We’ll Meet Again to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.

Lynn will sing from her home in East Sussex, UK, where she is on lockdown alongside her daughter, Virginia, as the pair mark the 75th anniversary of the end of Second World War.

The song, released in 1939, became one of the most famous songs of the era thanks to its poignant lyrics which struck a chord with soldiers and their families left at home.

Speaking to the nation, Lynn urged people to “remember the brave boys and what they sacrificed for us”.

Lynn, who is known as the Foces’ Sweetheart, famously paid visits to the frontline during the Second World War and became a symbol of hope.

In a statement earlier this week, the centenarian said VE Day was one of the most important days in British history. “It marks the day when freedom returned across Europe, and when peace was restored after the most difficult of times.

“As we commemorate 75 years since Victory in Europe, we must all remember the brave boys and what they sacrificed for us.

“This year, we must commemorate this special anniversary apart,” she added. “I hope that VE Day will remind us all that hope remains even in the most difficult of times and that simple acts of bravery and sacrifice still define our nation as the NHS works so hard to care for us.

“Most of all, I hope today serves as a reminder that however hard things get, we will meet again.”

The performance will be part of a special virtual concert by the Royal Albert Hall.

Updated: May 8, 2020 04:45 PM

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