EU hijacks UK’s Victory in Europe Day over Nazi Germany in WWII

Triumph of British Empire and USA is obliterated by EU’s self-congratulation day tomorrow

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A Facts4EU.Org Sunday reflection from our Chairman
on another example of EU propaganda and the rewriting of history

As the EU’s numerous institutions prepare to celebrate ‘Europe Day’ tomorrow, Facts4EU.Org takes a look at how the EU annually ignores history and sacrifice, and celebrates itself instead.

Today, as many people in the UK will be remembering the end of WWII 77 years ago, tomorrow readers should prepare themselves for what will be another deluge of pro-EU propaganda, with the EU Commission, EU Council, and other EU institutions proclaiming the usual plaudits for themselves.

There will be talk of ‘unity’, ‘solidarity’ and of course the EU’s leading role in everything from Covid to Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine.

‘Victory in Europe Day’ in the UK has been branded ‘Europe Day’ by the EU Commission

At 11.01 on 08 May 1945, the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany went into effect, having been signed in Reims, France the previous day by General Jodl of the German High Command.

Accordingly, the United Kingdom has always recognised 08 May as ‘Victory in Europe Day’. Across the EU, however, things are a little different.

Go to any EU website and you will read about ‘Europe Day’ which takes place tomorrow. Not a day of remembrance and celebration of victory marking the end of World War II in Europe, more a celebration of the ‘glorious’ thing that is the European Union.

Try to find anything about ‘VE Day’ on the EU Commission’s websites and you will be disappointed.

Here is what the EU say about ‘Europe Day’:-

© EU Commission 2022

“Europe Day held on 9 May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe.”

“Europe Day commemorates the signing of the 'Schuman Declaration' on 9 May 1950. An ambitious plan to secure long-term peace in post-war Europe that is considered the beginning of what is now the European Union. The importance of working for peace in Europe is all the more evident, as we highlight our unity and solidarity with Ukraine.”

EU Commission website

The EU first introduced ‘Europe Day’ in 1985. Its aim was “to facilitate European integration by fostering a Pan-European identity among the populations of the EC member states”. The European Council adopted ‘Europe Day’ along with the ‘flag of Europe’ on 29 June 1985, in Milan.

At least the UK’s American allies are steadfast

The EU may wish to ignore VE Day in favour of a self-congratulatory exercise in manipulation and propaganda, but the UK’s American allies do not forget.

© US State Department, 07 May 2022

Here are excerpts from the statement yesterday from US Secretary of State, Antony J Blinken:-

“I join my fellow Americans and people across the world as we prepare to mark the 77th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Together, we commemorate the shared resilience and resolve of all the soldiers and civilians that led to the Allied victory over the Nazis. We mourn the merciless slaughter of tens of millions in that war of conquest waged by a despot intent on subjugating his neighbors.”

“The people of the United States joined with brave citizens of many other countries who fought courageously on all fronts in Europe to turn back the brutal Nazi onslaught.”

“As war again rages in Europe, we must increase our resolve to resist those who now seek to manipulate historical memory in order to advance their own ambitions. The Allied victory over the Nazis should be honored as an accomplishment of collective heroism and sacrifice. President Putin tries to twist history to attempt to justify his unprovoked and brutal war against Ukraine. Those who study the past know President Zelenskyy and the brave people of Ukraine embody the spirit of those who prevailed during the Second World War. They are valiantly defending their country, their democracy, and Ukraine’s rightful future in a Europe whole, free, and at peace.

As we commemorate the end of World War II in Europe, we have a sacred duty to the fallen: to speak the truth about the past and to support all those in our own time who stand up for freedom. The Transatlantic community we have built with our Allies and partners has been and remains essential to our progress toward a more secure, more just, and more prosperous future.”

- US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken, 07 May 2022


Firstly, well said, Mr Secretary. At least our American friends recognise the importance of the anniversary today, even if the EU does not.

As the EU prepares to pat itself on the back tomorrow for its bureaucratic and political achievements, instead we at Facts4EU.Org prefer to celebrate a real victory – that over Nazi Germany 77 years ago today.

This is emphatically not ‘wallowing in past glories’, as arch-Rejoiners will no doubt call it. It is a celebration of what those before us achieved in the cause of freedom and democracy.

The defence of freedom has a cost

Many readers will have relatives who played their part in the defeat of Nazi Germany all those years ago. For my part I shall be raising a toast today. To my late father who was a fighter pilot flying Spitfires and Hurricanes; to my late uncle who fought as a Commando and who never fully recovered; to my late grandfather whom I never knew, and who was a rear gunner in Lancaster bombers – and to other relatives who all played their part in the war effort to defend our freedoms.

The cost of defending our freedoms can be high. Most of us in the UK are fortunate today that these costs are measured only in time and in money.

As Facts4EU.Org grows in influence, and as our freedoms are coming under repeated attack from people who clearly have no respect for what our forefathers did, I would ask you today to dig deep and support us in our work. If we don’t fight for freedom we don’t earn it. To all who have supported our work over the years, thank you. If you haven't yet donated, please consider making a donation today.

From the Chairman’s office, Facts4EU.Org, Sunday 08 May 2022.

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