It was 67 years ago today ( Tuesday May 8, 1945) that VE-Day (Victory -in-Europe Day) was announced to mark the end of World War II in Europe.
Families gathered together around their radio's to listen to Prime Minister Winston Churchill and /or President Harry S Truman making their speech announcing the fall of Germany and The Third Reich. Relieved nations of people sang danced and marched around towns celebrating.
Sadly, the war was not over for everyone, The war with Japan did not end till August 15th, so many men were still risking their lives abroad.
VE-Day and VJ-Day may have gotten pushed from our memories as we now just celebrate Veterans Day but least we forget - lets pause a moment and reflect.
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left"
“When greed sups with the devil
And principles are shed
When power is corrupted
And truth stands on its head
When fear pervades the confused mind
And fools are easy led
When reason is a prisoner
The bell tolls for the dead.”
“Mankind must put an end to war,
or war will put an end to mankind."
-John F. Kennedy