American Legion remembers end of WWII

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020, is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, when the Nazis declared unconditional surrender to the allied forces. 

“The allied forces marched through Austria and France and everyplace else and freed the prisoners in the German concentration camps,” said Bob Powilatis, the commander of the American Legion Post 220. “We want to pay tribute to the greatest generation, and there’s not many of them left.”

Powilatis said that the soldiers “liberated Europe from the grip of facism and nazism,” and urged the public to take time to remember and honor the momentous victory. 

Japan surrendered, ending WWII completely, on September 2, 1945.