This Day in History

Victory in Europe (V-E) Day was celebrated on May 8, 1945, marking the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. This day signaled the end of World War II in Europe, bringing jubilation to America and Britain, with massive crowds gathering to celebrate peace and the end of a long, devastating conflict. V-E Day remains a powerful symbol of victory and relief from oppression, commemorated annually as a reminder of the cost of freedom.