VE Day 1945: Europe is Celebrating VE Day 2020 And Also Paid Tribute

VE Day 1945: Many leaders across Europe are denoting the 75th commemoration of VE Day with small ceremonies, as a great part of the continent remains under lockdown due to the current pandemic situation.

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Europe is Celebrating VE Day 2020
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www.bbc.com confirms: In the United Kingdom, they celebrated the VE Day 2020 and also paid tribute to war dead by two minutes’ silence. And also, the queen decided to broadcast an address.

A short introduction about VE Day 1945:

VE Day or V-E Day stands for “Victory in Europe Day.” This is a day celebrating the conventional acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unrestricted surrender of its military on May 08, 1945, denoting the finish of World War II in Europe.

Date: May 8, 1945

Also called: VE Day, V-E Day

Location: Earth

In the celebration of VE Day 2020, Emmanuel Macron (leader of France) laid a wreath at the tomb of a soldier in Paris and on the statue of Gen Charles de Gaulle, who was the leader of the Free French forces during the war.

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Emmanuel Macron laid a wreath at the tomb of a soldier in Paris
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Angela Merkel (Germany’s leader) also applied a bouquet with a little ceremony. However, the individuals are also celebrating this day, but all the big ceremonies are forbidden due to the pandemic.

Why are we celebrating VE Day in 2020?

May Day is customarily held on a Monday but will be returned to Friday, May 08, 2020. VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, denotes the day towards the finish of World War Two when battling against Nazi Germany concluded in Europe. 

The occasion will frame some portion of a long weekend of memorial occasions.

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World War 2
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