Seventy years ago today, the Nazis surrendered to the Allies in Berlin ending Hitler's 1,000 year reign at twelve. But in those 12 years, the Nazis caused a millenium of misery.
I had the good fortune of being in London during the 50th anniversary of VE Day celebrations which were held at Hyde Park. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. There must have been 2 million people there. There was an enormous crowd yet I didn't feel overwhelmed by it. I had a feeling of liberation, joy, gratitude and merriment.
Many veterans were there naturally mostly British, but there were some Americans and Canadian soldiers in the crowd as well. I thanked as many as I could.