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Today marks the 75th anniversary of V.E day (victory in Europe)

when Nazi Germany surrendered bringing their reign of terror in Europe to an end.

However the war in the Pacific continued until september of that year when the Japanese finally surrendered.

Many brave servicemen and women died in the conflict and we must never forget their sacrifice.

many died fighting nazi ideology ~ we owe them so much Written on 8th May 2020.

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Date: 5/14/2020 5:35:00 AM
I could not agree more. I was born and raised in Germany and my father fought a stupid war at the Eastern front for four years. He was thus a perpetrator, but dare I say also a victim of an evil ideology. He never talked much about the war and that silence shaped me a lot. Thanks for the reminder aand kind wishes, Kai
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Date: 5/14/2020 6:43:00 AM
Thank you Kai, it was the ideology of Hitler and his followers not the German people. Thankfully we are at peace now and those once enemies are now friends. Tom
Date: 5/12/2020 4:27:00 AM
Yes and amen; the GOOD WAR, even in USA. shalom, shalom & Thank YOU Sir.
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Date: 5/12/2020 4:32:00 AM
Thank you Anil, we must keep on fighting the evil that lurks in our world, continue to fight that war that the brave generation started. We must never yield. Tom
Date: 5/11/2020 5:34:00 PM
Sorry I am late on this one! Important we do not forget the past, It is our lesson for today. Hitler may be dead, but Mein Kampf is read by those in the Middle east to destroy those, not of their religious persuasion. Plus many leaders now use the virus as their flag to scars the heck out of people. Then~ control their lives, an insult to the dead, as we fold like pieces of tissue paper believing propoganda. Mind warfare, Panagiota xoxo
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Date: 5/12/2020 4:30:00 AM
Thank you Panagiota, you're right though, still some idiots out there wanting to practise their evil ideology. We must keep our guard and make sure it doesn't creep up on us again. Tom
Date: 5/10/2020 10:23:00 PM
love it tom. My 19 year old uncle was killed freeing Europe, dad was injured, how quickly they are fading. dad would have been 97 this year.. he was once the generation that conquered the world. now just a memory. thanks for reminding me. buddy
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Date: 5/11/2020 3:01:00 AM
Thank you Timothy, they certainly had high values back in those days, many didn't have half of what we have today and they just got on with things. We should never forget their sacrifices. Tom
Date: 5/10/2020 1:20:00 PM
Yup. The greatest generat'on, for sure. l would be a bar of soap w'thout them! :) gw
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Date: 5/10/2020 1:45:00 PM
Sad that even today that twisted ideology is followed by a minority. We should never drop our guard. Stay safe Tom
Date: 5/9/2020 10:35:00 AM
A big "thank you for your service" to the greatest generation. Nicely penned, Tom. John
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Date: 5/9/2020 12:36:00 PM
Thank you John, many paid a price for our freedom, we never forget. Tom
Date: 5/9/2020 8:25:00 AM
Hear hear, they made the ultimate sacrifice and we should never forget those brave and beautiful souls. Thank you Tom. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Date: 5/9/2020 9:57:00 AM
Thanks Ann. It was great to see all the celebrations on tv, but sad for the many who didn't come back. We will remember them. Tom
Date: 5/8/2020 9:41:00 PM
I'm with Ilene. Great tribute to them.
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Date: 5/9/2020 3:33:00 AM
Thank you Andrea. Tom
Date: 5/8/2020 2:38:00 PM
amen to that, tom! great tribute...
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Date: 5/8/2020 4:04:00 PM
Thank you Ilene, their sacrifice created a better world for us, we will always be grateful that we can live in peace regardless of colour, religion and gender. Tom
Date: 5/8/2020 7:35:00 AM
A joyous moment! Nice tribute!
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Date: 5/8/2020 8:41:00 AM
Thank you Kim, the whole world erupted in celebration but it would be another few months before peace reigned again. Tom
Date: 5/8/2020 7:19:00 AM
Awesome tribute you wrote Tom--without the heroes where would this world be today!
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Date: 5/8/2020 7:29:00 AM
Thanks Vijay, the world would be a different place if the Nazis had got their way. Yet even today evil regimes try and inflict their twisted ideology on others like ISIS. Tom