5 hours ago
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Lost in the homogenization of public holidays is any real understanding of what the holidays represent. Today was once celebrated as VE Day, (victory in Europe) the surrender of the German Army, ending European hostilities during World War 2. For some of us and especially for our parents the events of VE Day were A BIG DEAL, and cause for celebration. Over time, VE Day memories have faded away, and we've all lost out.
Racing must have been a really big deal in 1940's New Haven!