VE Day Parade, Elm Avenue, 8 May 1945

VE Day Parade, Elm Avenue, 8 May 1945 <br> Photo courtesy of the Frank M. Stewart Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

VE Day Parade, Elm Avenue, 8 May 1945
Photo courtesy of the Frank M. Stewart Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

The military surrender agreement for the German forces was signed in Rheims, France, at 2:41 a.m. local time on 7 May 1945. The very next day, veterans, reservists, the local fire department and many, many citizens of the City of Charlottetown poured into the streets to celebrate the victory in Europe. The groups are pictured parading up Elm Avenue, near the present day corner of Euston Street and University Avenue. The VE Day Parade began at Rochford Square, and wound through the town from Victoria Park to Euston, Prince, Grafton, Queen and Kent Streets. It would still be four months before the end of WWII.

 

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