Tuesday, May 8, 1945 was the day on which the Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany. The war in Europe was over.
That day became known as Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day.
Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, and as such it is a day for remembrance and thankfulness for all who fought for our freedom.
It is important to remember the past so that we do not allow its atrocities to occur again.
It is important to remember that the freedoms we enjoy came at a price — and for some, that was the ultimate price of their lives.
It is not as formal or sombre a day of remembrance as Anzac Day or Armistice Day, but I always take a few moments to stop and reflect. I think ithat’s a good and respectful thing to do.
I also like to observe the date by sharing my favourite WWII-related image. After all the “May the 4th be with you” and “Revenge of the Sixth” Star Wars memes on social media all week, it seems only fair to return the favour with a history-nerdy meme.
I don’t know who created this, but whoever did was a genius.
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