Mike Lieber, the town crier of Sylvania, will host a pair of town cries on May 8 in Downtown Sylvania, one of several events that will take place in honor of V-E Day.
May 8 will mark the 75th anniversary of the date when the German government officially surrendered, ending the European theater of World War II. Sylvania had planned on a variety of events to commemorate the anniversary, but most have been curtailed by the COVID-19 quarantine.
In an effort to pay homage to such an important date in human history and still practice safe social distancing, Lieber has announced a series of events scheduled for May 8, all of which individuals can participate in while never leaving their own property. These include:
The Playing of the Last Post: Buglers, trumpeters and cornet players can play “The Last Post” outdoors at 2:55pm.
The Piping of Battle’s O’er and VE 75 Years: Pipers can play these string marches at 3pm.
The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WWII: Individuals are encouraged to raise a glass and say “For those that gave so much, we thank you” at 3pm.
The Cry for Peace Around the World: Individuals can speak the Cry for Peace on their own property at 6:55pm. The text can be found at veday75.org.
Lieber himself will be hosting cries at 1:15pm in front of Chandler’s Cafe and at 6:55pm at J&G’s Pizza in honor of V-E Day. Lieber is currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of his service as Sylvania Town Crier.