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HWOM: Vera Lynn

HWOM: Vera Lynn

Tue, Mar 20, 18 - HANX Official

“We'll meet again. Don't know where. Don't know when. But I know we'll meet again some sunny day”

Those lyrics are well known nationally and so is the Lady behind them. The famous song “We’ll meet again.” Vera Lynn is turning 101 today and her tremendous contributions to the world means she is our March #HWOM, of course!

Here are our top 3 reasons why:

  1. She has been singing since the age of 7 on a regular basis, and made her first broadcast in 1935 at 18 years old. She found fame during the Second World War with songs such as the White Cliffs of Dover that kept the public’s spirits and morale high during an incredibly tumultuous time. She was known as ‘The Forces Sweetheart”. Her songs and film features catapulted her into what would now be seen as superstardom.
  2. Lynn's numerous honours in later life attaining an OBE in 1959 and the rank of Dame in 1975. She was named the Briton who best exemplified the spirit of the 20th century.
  3. She is an amazing woman, who continues to do work with veterans, disabled children and breast cancer, and continuously inspires the nation.

Fun fact: Lynn was born Vera Margaret Welch in the East Ham. Lynn, her stage surname, was her grandmother's maiden name.