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Tuesday May 8, 1945, was 'Victory in Europe' (VE) Day, and it marked the formal end of World War II. The final document of unconditional surrender was signed at General DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER's headquarters in Reims on May 7th, and victory was celebrated on May 8th. In this “Victory Order of the Day,” statement, Eisenhower writes that “the crusade in which we embarked in the early summer of 1944 has reached its glorious conclusion…Full victory in Europe has been attained.” Get transcript

WWII Victory Medal, 1945 (GLC 06567.02)
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