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Island to fall silent at 3pm to mark VE Day anniversary

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Today marks 70 years since the German's were defeated signifying the end of nearly six years of war in Europe.

There is a host of commemorations planned throughout the day, with a two minute silence scheduled to get underway at 3pm. 
D-Day veteran Hector Duff will light a beacon at St John's - it will be one of a chain of more than 100 being lit simultaneously across Britain at the same time.
Chief Minister Allan Bell will attend a commemoration service at Westminster on Sunday, he says it's important we remember the sacrifices made: 

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