On May 8th, 1945, the Allied Forces received the unconditional surrender from Nazi Germany, effectively ending hostilities in the European theater of World War II. Several world leaders took time today to commemorate the 71st anniversary of this great victory for freedom.
VE Day. We're grateful to those who fought the Nazis, including hundreds of thousands of Jews in the Allied armies. pic.twitter.com/KxG49wYY58
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) May 8, 2016
— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) May 8, 2016
Our brave troops fought and sacrificed for the Allied victory in Europe. On this anniversary of #VEDay, as always, we will remember them.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 8, 2016
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 8, 2016
Absent from the world leaders remembering VE Day is President Obama. Thus far, the president has yet to make an acknowledgement.
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) May 8, 2016
— Matt Rodewald (@Matt_Rodewald) May 8, 2016
— Pennsylvania DMVA (@PADMVA) May 8, 2016
— Boot Campaign (@BootCampaign) May 8, 2016
It is still remarkable to think about the dedication and commitment the Greatest Generation had for this nation, many of whom paid for our freedom with their lives. We must never forget them.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct a typo.