VE Day – May 9th

On May 8th, 1945, Nazi Germany signed and ratified the act of surrender, ending World War II in Europe. Jubilant crowds lined the street to celebrate the first Victory in Europe Day — VE Day. While the war continued to rage on in the Pacific, the ending of hostilies between the Nazis and the Axis powers against the Allies was cause for celebration… and more importantly for reflection.

Every year since then, crowds have gathered to remember the brave men and women who fought — and who died — in the deadliest conflict the world had seen to date, or since.

On Sunday, May 9th, 2010 at 1:30 PM in Veteran’s Park (next to City Hall) we will gather once again to commemorate the dedication, bravery and sacrifice of thousands who served and died on the battlefields of Europe, in the Pacific, in Vietnam, in Korea, in Afghanistan and in theaters of conflict around the world. EMS members are invited to join alongside members of the Legion and citizens of Côte Saint-Luc, to remember those who fell in battle, and to assist those in need.

Members are asked to meet in station no later than 12:45 PM, dressed in the uniform shirt (no polos, please). Ties are optional, jackets in case of cold or wet weather. The poppy should be worn by all members attending (on the left breast).

To sign up, please contact scheduling.