From the DAR Newsletter:

“Today, May 8, marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (V-E Day), which signaled the nearing of the end of World War II…

With the approach of the Allies and the death of Adolph Hitler, the Nazi empire surrendered unconditionally on this date in 1945. It marked the end of six long years of a terrible warfare that had cost millions of human lives, destroyed whole cities and brought mass suffering to all of Europe. In preceding weeks, the intolerable cruelty and incomprehensible horrors of Hitler’s death camps had been revealed.  But finally, the Allies had cause to celebrate – the enemy was defeated and had capitulated.”

Both of my parents served – my dad in the Navy, who was on the USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attack hit – and my mom in the Marine Corps, holding down jobs that freed up men to go and fight. I’m very proud of both of them.

So take a moment today to think of all of those Americans and our allies who fought and died so we could be free.

Although we are all dealing in one way or another with Covid-19, one day we will have our victory day.

4 thoughts on “VE DAY

  1. It’s hard to imagine what an effect WWII had on our lives growing up. I sometimes forget that the younger generation doesn’t know how it shaped who we all are and our world and government. VE day is a very important day, thank you for reminding us.

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  2. My pleasure, Judy. Since I wasn’t born till 1946, I didn’t experience it, but my mom did. And talked about it. But I did experience what it was to be a Baby Boomer when all the servicemen came home and started wonderful lives.


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