On May 8, 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allied Forces. This signaled the end of fighting in Europe in the Second World War.
Although this happened before I was born, I remember my father telling me about his memories of this. He was a young boy in Canada. His older brother showed up in his classroom and informed the teacher that they were going home because there was victory in Europe and the day had been declared a holiday.
Hopefully, I’ll be able to convince my father to add his personal recollection here.
What memories do you have of this event? How did you and the people in your life feel about it?