On May 8, 1945, Robert Warren Wolfe, a GI with the 187th Engineer Battalion, had a day off from the mop-up of the broken Nazi war machine.
He wrote home from Germany to his folks in Lima, Ohio, to let them know the big news, in case they hadn't already heard: ＇Today is probably one of the greatest days in history–VE Day. We have all looked forward to this day.＇
The 75th anniversary of that legendary day was more marked by silence than fanfare as scheduled events were canceled or went virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. President and First Lady each touched the memorial wreath before the pool at the center of the National WWII Memorial to honor the fallen.
※Nazi war machine:
Wehrmacht, the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany.
An American soldier.
The comic strip G.I. Joe has been popular since 1942.