Bush marks Nazi defeat, end of war in Europe

4th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

4 May 2005, WASHINGTON - US President George W. Bush on Tuesday marked the 60th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of World War Two in Europe by urging Americans to honour those who served in the conflict.

4 May 2005

WASHINGTON - US President George W. Bush on Tuesday marked the 60th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of World War Two in Europe by urging Americans to honour those who served in the conflict.

"Today, as we wage the war on terror and work to extend peace and freedom around the world, our servicemen and -women follow in the footsteps of our World War Two veterans by upholding the noble tradition of duty, honour and love of country," Bush said in a statement.

Germany surrendered to the United States and Allied forces on 8 May 1945, an occasion being celebrated throughout Europe throughout the week. Bush himself will depart on Thursday for a trip to Russia, where he will participate with President Vladimir Putin in ceremonies commemorating the event.

"Sixty years ago, the flags of freedom unfurled across Europe and Asia as victorious American and Allied troops brought World War Two to an end," Bush said. "Freedom prevailed when millions were liberated from oppression, and tyranny was replaced by democracy."

DPA

Subject: German news

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