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Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day

On May 8, 1945, World War II ended in Europe. While the mood was exuberant in neighborhoods, work places, and families throughout the country, it was a bittersweet day—war still raged on in the Pacific and many veterans recall that they were being reassigned to prepare for the invasion of the Japanese mainland.

The Museum will commemorate this important anniversary of World War II with speakers who will recollect receiving the news, footage from newsreels from 1945, and historians reflecting on the meanings and legacies of Victory in Europe.

Can't make it to the ceremony? Watch the event live online.


11:00 am – 12:00 pm

V-E Day Ceremony
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
Ceremony commemorating the end of the war in Europe, featuring reflections of those who remember the events of the day. Panelists are Robert Wolf who served in Germany, Anne Levy who was hiding with her family in Europe, Gene Geisert who was on the Home Front. Led by Bill Detweiler, The National WWII Museum's Consultant for Military and Veterans Affairs.

Throughout the day

Living History Corps and artifacts from the war in Europe
Battle Barksdale Parade Ground

For more information, call 504-582-1944 x 229.

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM