Tuesday, May 08, 2018

V-E Day Anniversary in Toronto

Toronto commemorates the end of war with Germany in the European Theatre during World War II with a ceremony in Nathan Phillips Square on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. In 1945 the world celebrated Victory in Europe (V-E) Day on May 8 followed swiftly by Victory Day on May 9 with the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany.
Victory Over Japan happened later after the atomic bombs were dropped and the surrender was signed on September 2, 1945.

City of Toronto Proclamation 
Second World War V-E Day

May 8, 2018

WHEREAS V-E (Victory in Europe) Day, May 8, 1945 marks the formal acceptance by the Allies of the Second World War of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. It marked the end of World War II in Europe.

Canada made tremendous contributions to this war as the world’s third largest navy, fourth largest air force and with an army of six divisions. At home, nearly everyone contributed to the war effort in industry and agriculture.

The City of Toronto honours and acknowledges the bravery, courage and sacrifices of all Canadian veterans who fought for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. We shall continue to commemorate those who have served and at the same time, be vigilant in our quest for peace around the world.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim May 8, 2018 as “Second World War V-E Day” in the City of Toronto.

The event starts at 12:30pm and will include armed forces personnel, veterans, elected officials and representatives from the Allied countries that fought against the Axis nations. There was also historical military equipment on display.

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