This is a press release from the City of West Hollywood.
The City of West Hollywood’s Russian Advisory Board and the Russian-speaking Veterans of World War II will co-sponsor a celebration of the 67th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day on Saturday, May 12 starting at 11 a.m. at Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park.
“This annual event brings together veterans of the army of the former Soviet Union and their families to honor their members who fought with the Allied Forces in WWII, and recognizes the collaborative efforts between the United States and former Soviet soldiers,” said West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang.
A ceremony will be held to honor West Hollywood and Greater Los Angeles area residents and citizens that are veterans who fought during WWII against the Nazis and have contributed significantly to the City of West Hollywood, socially, culturally and civically. The ceremony will also pay tribute to individuals that lost their lives during the war. The event will have live entertainment, and is free and open to the public.
Victory in Europe Day, marks the formal celebration of the Allies’ victory and the end of fighting in Europe during World War II. On this day in 1945, both the Unites States and Great Britain, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazis.
Victory in Europe Day has traditionally been celebrated in the City of West Hollywood on May 9th. However, in order to facilitate guests availability to attend, it will be celebrated on Saturday, May 12th.
For more information, please call (323) 848-6826. For the deaf and hard of hearing, please call (323) 848-6496.
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