Ve Day

May 8, 2018
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Victory In Europe Day

73 Years Ago

“Humility must be the measure of a man whose success was brought with the blood of his subordinates, and paid for with the lives of his friends.”

General Eisenhower's words to British Parliament following Victory in Europe.

Flip: "Mission Fulfilled"

V-E Day Ended WWII in Europe But Not In Asia

  • May 8, 1945 Germany surrendered; Adolf Hitler committed suicide a week earlier.
  • “V-J Day” celebrated in September when Japan formerly surrendered; unofficial surrender happened in August 1945.

Estimates place total deaths in WWII as over 50M…But some suggest it's even higher.

by Jenna Lee,