Thursday, May 8, 2008

Victory in Europe Day

Did you know that today is VE Day?

Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day or VE Day) was May 7 and May 8, 1945, the dates when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. On April 30, Hitler committed suicide during the Battle for Berlin, and so the surrender of Germany was authorized by his replacement, President of Germany Karl Dönitz. The administration headed up by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg government. The act of military surrender was signed on May 7 in Reims, France, and May 8 in Berlin, Germany. (More info on Wikipedia)

We hope you'll take a moment to pause and appreciate those who served our country and who still do.

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eMOM said...

We believe it's our responsibility not only to inform but to educate people about our military, US Holidays and ways you can express your patriotism.