Wednesday, May 7, 2008


On May 7, 1945, the war in Europe ended. Nazi Germany surrendered. General Dwight Eisenhower accepted the Nazi surrender at a little red schoolhouse in Reims, France. The following day, President Harry S. Truman proclaimed V-E Day (i.e., Victory-Europe).

The struggle in Europe was perhaps an unparalled battle between the forces of good, led by the United States of America, and the forces of evil, led by Nazi Germany. Embracing freedom, America fought to preserve the First Principles of the rule of law, equality, the Social Compact, limited government, and unalienable rights. Nazi Germany, on the other hand, fought to preserve a totalitarian dictatorship built on terror, lawlessness, and eugenics.

Thankfully the forces of good triumphed - at an enormous sacrifice. The soldiers, workers, and leaders of that time deserve our unending thanks.

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