Today the President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Eiki Nestor laid a wreath in memory of the victims of World War II at Maarjamäe. Today is the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.
“Although the war ended for Estonia decades later, we have to remember those who lost their lives in that disaster,” Nestor said. “Because of the tragic twists of history, our men were forced to fight on both sides of the front line. The arrival of peace was a common dream for all of them.”
World War II ended in Europe on 8 May 1945, when Germany surrendered unconditionally.
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