VE DAY: Victory in Europe

Nineteen Forty Five was an extraordinary year. It was the year when no one was elected to the baseball’s Hall of Fame, the year that Peru, Paraguay, Chile and Ecuador joined the UN, and according to, the year Alcon, one of the world’s largest eye care companies, was founded. However, reigning above all possible achievements occurring in 1945 there is one that overshadowed all others, and one that was a defining moment which helped cultivate a path towards global freedom and prosperity namely, VE Day. On May 8th the United States and Great Britain celebrate this day as the official marker of Nazi Germany’s defeat.