Burlington, IA – The German Army offered its unconditional surrender to allied forces on May 7, 1945. The end of the war in Europe prompted celebrations across the country and around the world on May 8, 1945.
May 8 is now known as Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day. The Des Moines County Historical Society used V-E Day to unveil a pair of new exhibits for the public.
Macomb, IL – Amtrak travelers were greeted at the Macomb depot by more than just family and friends on May 8.
The event was held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual National Train Day. Representatives from the city, the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corporation, the Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Macomb Area Economic Development Corporation handed out bags containing a city map, a visitor's guide, a postcard, and a cookie.