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March 27, 1995
Re "Clinton to Join Yeltsin in Moscow for 50th V-E Day," March 21: Upon hearing that President Clinton has chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the end of World War II in Moscow I am concerned. It strikes me as ironic that President Clinton, a representative of the United States, is not spending the anniversary in Great Britain. I think that it is appropriate for Clinton to spend the anniversary with a country that American soldiers died to protect. The comrades and fellow soldiers of Americans were British, not Russian.
President Clinton, trying to mollify American war veterans and buttress Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin, will preside over ceremonies here on May 8 marking the 50th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany, then fly overnight to Moscow to participate in Russia's V-E Day observances on May 9, the White House said Monday.
May 23, 1993
During World War II, Shilts says, married women were not allowed to enlist, and women who got pregnant were immediately discharged. That was not always the case. I was married in 1941, enlisted in the WAAC (then the WAC), served until after V-E Day and was discharged in 1945. I had many WAC buddies who were married and two friends in the WAVEs, also married. One of my bridesmaids was a Marine, and married. I have no firsthand knowledge of homosexuality in the WACs, but I did go to weddings of my fellow WACs who married GIs while they were overseas.
July 28, 1985
This is a comment on the article of July 18 by Beverly Beyette concerning the month-long local festival, "Imagine There's a Future," commemorating the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August, 1945. Co-chairman Kent Wong is quoted: "The message that the Asian-Americans have to share is that the only time nuclear war has been unleashed has been against the Asian people. . . . There is a pervasive view that the lives of people of color are worth less than the lives of Caucasians."
May 10, 1985 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet Union showed off its SS-21 nuclear missiles for the first time Thursday in a Red Square parade of military might to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Despite the military display, Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev took the occasion to say that the Kremlin will rely on "a patient and constructive dialogue" to deal with troubling world problems. U.S. Ambassador Arthur A.
May 9, 1985 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
Europe marked the 40th anniversary Wednesday of Nazi Germany's defeat with observances that ranged in mood from reserved solemnity to lavish celebration. The vast differences in the commemorations served as a reminder of the most visible and painful legacy of Germany's defeat--the prolonged political division of Europe into East and West.
May 9, 1985 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Veterans of Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s World War II battles in Africa and across Europe marked the 40th anniversary of V-E Day Wednesday at the desert camp location where they trained for the war against the Nazis. About 50 veterans were among the 400 people present as a single rock pyramid monument was dedicated to the World War II Desert Training Center, which was located near this tiny town on Interstate 10, 30 miles east of Indio.
May 8, 1985 | Associated Press
As a third of the European Parliament jeered, waved protest signs or walked out today, President Reagan accused the Soviets, wartime allies turned adversaries, of trying to "spread their dominance by force" and argued that his "Star Wars" program offers the best promise of perpetuating the 40 years of peace since V-E Day.
May 5, 1985 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
The forthcoming visit of President Reagan has set off an unusual swell of anti-American feelings in Spain, a mood intensified by the American decision to impose a trade embargo on Nicaragua. Pressured by angry public opinion, the Socialist government of Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez issued a statement Friday night expressing its "sharp concern" over the trade embargo.
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