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Museum marks V-E Day anniversary

An exhibit from The Home Front gallery at the National WWII Museum.
An exhibit from The Home Front gallery at the National WWII Museum. The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum will mark the 70th anniversary of V-E Day this week with displays, ceremonies and accounts of the event told from a variety of viewpoints. Participants include the grandchildren of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, people who recollect receiving the news, and historians who will talk about the legacies of Victory in Europe.

The war in Europe ended on May 8, 1945 — V-E Day — after Germany surrendered. WWII ended on Sept. 2, 1945, the day Japan officially surrendered.

The museum itself will celebrate with its own anniversary next month; it was founded in June 2000. Details: www.nationalww2museum.org.

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