May 8th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

75 years ago today Nazi Germany surrendered its armed forces to the Allies of World War II.  Today is a national holiday in the Czech Republic, France and Slovakia.  The rest of Europe celebrates the day in a variety of ways as national observances.  Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II) and her sister Princess Margaret were allowed to wander incognito among the crowds and took part in the celebrations. 

This year the celebrations will be different with the “physical distancing” that is required.  The photo attached was taken in Times Square after VJ day, but it serves as an icon.   

My heart goes out to the many millions that served in the military during the war and to the families of those that made the ultimate sacrifice. 

Live from Here this week will be a rebroadcast of an old show. 

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with the cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

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