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“Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes on VE Day” by Trudy Hawkins

Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes on VE Day

May 8th is the 72nd anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, a day in which cities in Great Britain, the United States, and formerly occupied territories in Western Europe, put out flags and banners to rejoice in the victory of the allied forces.

On May 8, 1945, German troops throughout Europe finally laid down their arms, ending the European theater of World War II.

Pockets of German soldiers would continue the confrontation with the Soviets into the next day. On May 9, the Soviets would lose 600 more soldiers in Silesia before the Germans finally surrendered.

Because of that, VE Day was not celebrated until the ninth in Moscow, with a radio broadcast salute from Stalin himself: “The age-long struggle of the Slav nations…has ended in victory. Your courage has defeated the Nazis. The war is over.”

In 2006, the House of Representatives passed H. Res. 195 https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/BILLS-109hres195ih  to commemorate the 60th anniversary of VE Day and the liberation of Western Bohemia. On govinfo.gov https://www.govinfo.gov/   you can also find several announcements in the Congressional Record recognizing heroes and survivors of WWII.

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