President Donald Trump may 8, released a statement on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazism in Europe. The message posted on the White House website.
“75 years ago, the last remnants of the Nazi regime surrendered unconditionally to the allied powers, marking the end of world war II in Europe. Today we celebrate the forces of freedom triumphed over tyranny and emerged victorious in this monumental struggle, commend military personnel for their service, and pause to remember those who… have defended the fire of freedom,” reads the statement of the President.
Donald Trump was reminded of that the victory over fascism in Europe was given a high price, killed more than 30 million people, most of them civilians, including 6 million Jews who lived in Poland and the former USSR. The United States also suffered significant losses: of the 2 million Americans who fought on the battlefields of Europe, fighting in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean sea, killing 186 000 people.
“Most of these selfless and heroic warriors have never known life in a prosperous America. They grew up during the great depression when the economic prospects of America seemed bleak. However, they answered the call of our country, because they believed in the principles that underlie our country. They came from the plains of the Midwest, from the industrial cities of… to rural America and developing cities of our country. Many have never traveled outside their home States, but they traveled thousands of miles around the world to meet the enemy on the shores of France, in the forests of Belgium, mountains of Italy, and on hundreds of other battlefields… These American heroes are not away from its noble purposes until freed all of Europe from the hideous Nazi regime,” said Donald trump.
The President added that on the day of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second world war, once again we understand that nothing is more important than the power of the American spirit.
“In recent months our country has faced a serious challenge related to the pandemic coronavirus. But just as it was many times before, America will prevail and we will emerge from this situation stronger and more United country,” said Donald trump.
During the Second world war was attended by 16 million Americans. To our days has lived at least 400 000 of them. It’s “the greatest generation will never be forgotten”, said the President, adding that “we will always be grateful for their immeasurable contribution to the success and prosperity of our country.”
In the afternoon of 8 May, President Donald Trump and the first lady Melania Trump took part in a ceremony celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Victory of the world war II Memorial in Washington. The President and first lady laid wreaths at the memorial and honored the memory of soldiers killed in the Second world war.