Earlier this month, on May 8, President Donald Trump marked the 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s surrender to Allied forces in Europe with a small wreath-laying ceremony attended by the first lady and eight World War II veterans.
Sadly, the coronavirus pandemic necessitated a scaled-down ceremony for a monumental achievement — victory over Hitler’s genocidal vision of a Third Reich across Europe and the unconditional surrender of Germany’s high command.
That victory would not have been possible without the ingenuity, resolve and great sacrifices of everyday Americans and the more than 400,000 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and aviators who laid down their lives to defeat the evils of fascism.
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