This Day In History: May 8, 1945

Photo taken of the front page in the Monday, May 7, 1945 edition of the Welland-Port Colborne Tribune. V-E Day was celebrated the following day, May 8. The page is found in the newspaper’s 140-year anniversary compilation.


Today (May 8) is the 75th anniversary of V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) commemorating the end of the Second World War in Europe. Seventy-five years ago the arrival of peace was enthusiastically and joyously celebrated.

Today I urge everyone to once again celebrate this momentous part of our history. At the same time I invite you to remember and be grateful to the many people who endured extensive hardship and sacrifice at home and abroad during the war.

There would be no celebration of peace without the personal sacrifices made by so many, not so long ago.

Sincerely, Mayor Frank Campion

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