Very worthwhile, however. With the council's VE weekend celebrations cancelled, we are being asked to raise a glass to our war heroes in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. It is hoped that the whole country will stop next Friday (May 8th) at 3 pm to toast the heroes of the Second World War.
"Lives in most parts of the world were changed and blighted by the two wars not just those who paid the ultimate sacrifice," said parish council chairman Adrienne Quinlan.
"The current situation has made me think about the many unsung heroes of that time and I will be saluting them all," she added.
The day will be particularly poignant for me due to my research involvement as a member of Le Paradis Massacre Commemoration Group and also a trustee of the Le Paradis Memorial Appeal charity.
There have been two major articles on our efforts to get a permanent memorial to the 97 men, many of whom were members of the Royal Norfolk Regiment, in local Media over the past few days.
One was in the Norfolk Magazine and the other in the Eastern Daily Press newspaper. It is hoped to site the memorial in Norwich Cathedral Close.
If you wish to read more about the massacre and how the German who gave the order to fire was brought to justice after the war take a look at: www.leparadismassacre.com.
So I will be raising a glass to a memory of the 97 and also the two privates who survived the massacre - Bill O'Callaghan from Dereham and Bert Pooley from London.