07 May, 2015

VE Day

Today’s session of the Gabfest Club at the "Window on America" Dnipropetrovsk / Ukraine was dedicated to the upcoming celebration of the VE Day’s 70th anniversary. The terms “VE day” and “VJ day” were introduced in the context of the WWII events. The Club members shared their knowledge about USA’s participation in the WWII in Europe. The information was illustrated with a history video about D-Day.
Voice of America’s videos were offered to the group about V Day and started the discussion about the controversy of this year’s celebration.

The information about VE celebration in the USA was presented. To honor the heroes who fought in the War and those on the home front who produced the tanks, ships, and aircraft that enabled the United States and its Allies to achieve victory, one of the most diverse arrays of World War II aircraft ever assembled will fly above the skies of Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 8, 2015. The flyover will include dozens of World War II aircraft flying in 15 historically sequenced warbird formations overhead. The formations will represent the War’s major battles, from Pearl Harbor through the final air assault on Japan, and concluding with a missing man formation to “Taps.” Never before has such a collection of WWII aircraft been assembled at one location, to honor the large assemblage of veterans gathered at the WWII Memorial for a ceremony. The video of the similar event was presented.

At the end of the session the group was introduced to the book and image display “VE Day- the 70th Anniversary”. The vocabulary introduced during the session will enable the participants to keep a conversation about the WWII events.
Number of participants – 7 persons.
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