May 8th is not a holiday in the US, but it is in France and elsewhere in Europe. Rightfully so! It's called V-E Day or Victory in Europe Day, for on this day in 1945, the United States and Great Britain celebrated the defeat of the Nazi war machine.
The German troops at last laid down their weapons and surrendered. More than 13,000 British POWs were released and returned to Great Britain! Perhaps we should all take note of this significant date in history.