Virtual event to be held to commemorate 75th anniversary of the end of WWII
A special ceremony is taking place in Nassau tomorrow to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.
The virtual event from the Museum of American Armor will allow people to see the tanks that were used in World War II, along with hearing about history and how we got to where we are today.
Normally, residents are able to go inside the armor trucks and get a real feel for history.
"Of course that will not be the case tomorrow, but it gives everyone the opportunity to see the vehicles in operation up close and personal," says Community Affairs Director Kevin Carroll.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says this event gives residents a chance to remember what the nation’s heroes did and accomplished. She adds that during these current tough times, residents have to remember what soldiers went through and how the community can push forward.
"One thing that gave me the confidence to carry on and to handle these challenges is remembering what our soldiers and airmen and sea fairing military people did and accomplished during World War II," Curran says.
Gil Blum, a 94-year-old veteran of Roslyn, says he remembers the feeling of relief when the Japanese surrendered during World War II. The museum asked him to be part of tomorrow's virtual observance.
"It's a great honor, I'm sure others could be doing it, but they asked me and I'm humbled by that," Blum says.
The virtual event is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and can be viewed on Nassau's website.