V-E Day stands for Victory in Europe Day. May 2nd, 1945 the shooting stopped in Europe technically ending the war. On May 7th the final parts of the German army surrendered with the announcement of the end of the war to come on May 9th but the press got wind of the announcement and messed it up, as the press usually does, and so the governments announced the official end of the war May 8th. Only Russia held to the original May 9th day to be celebrated. Guess it really didn’t matter, the war in Europe was over and it was a time to celebrate.
How to celebrate – Read about the end of World War 2. Visit the memorials to those heroes who fought in Washington DC. Travel Europe and look at the scars still covering Europe.