Sacrifices of WW II in Europe commemorated by VFW Post
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary held an observance to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of VE Day on Wednesday, May 8 at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the 1885 Historic Shelby County Courthouse.
“It was 74 years ago, 1945, the war in Europe ended,” said Larry Hume, quartermaster for the post and master of ceremonies for the observance. “This is what's commonly known around the world as V-E Day, or Victory In Europe Day.”
Both Americans and the British gathered to remember what they had been through, he said.
In the United Kingdom more than one million people celebrated in the streets and in the United States President Harry Truman, who turned 61 that day in 1945, dedicated the victory to the memory of his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt.