1820 Florence Nightingale (nurse – Crimean War)
1992 Robert Reed (actor)
On This Day:
1932 First appearance of Goofy (Dippy Dawg)
Today is the day where we celebrate the official ending of the Second World War. It was on this day, 1945, that the Germans signed the official, unconditional surrender.
Have we learnt anything? Not so long before the outbreak of WW2, we had concluded WW1 – costing the lives of millions on both sides.
“The War To End All Wars”, they said.
But it didn’t work out that way, did it?
And as humanity, it seems that we are unable to break away from the habit of war – one that is almost as old as mankind.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could learn to live in harmony with each other, tolerating differences? But so long as there is greed and the desire for power in our hearts, there will never be an end to all wars.
Let’s take today, though, to remember the ultimate sacrifice that so many made in the name of freedom, ridding Europe and the world of tyranny – at least for a little while.