VE Day

VE-Day 78th Anniversary

1945 - 2023

Victory in Europe Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945, marking the official end of World War II in Europe in the Eastern Front, with the last shots fired on the 11th.

The 78th anniversary of VE-Day will be recognized on May 8th 2023.  Devon Legion Branch No. 247 holds its commemorative ceremony at the Town of Devon Peace Cemetery. This year will mark the 33rd year that the Devon Legion has used VE-Day to honour the over 60 veterans interned in the Peace Cemetery & Field of Honour as "Decorations Day". The Devon Legion started recognizing "Decorations Day" back in 1990. Legion members and citizens are encourgaed to seek out virtual and on-line commemorative information regarding the 77th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe and the liberation of the Netherlands.


Austin, Rae
Austin, Velma
Bailey, Robert (Bob)
Baker, Edmund (Ted)
Bates, David B.
Benders, Hendricus
Brown, Robert
Burt, David R. (Bob)
Carlson, Norm
Chapin, John
Crarey, Charles
Cunningham, George
Deacon, Ted
Dodds, Grant
Dupuis, Rocque (Rocky)
Erb, Rene
Falk, Anthon - WW1 Veteran
Flett, Eric
Flett, George
Freeman, J. Harvey
Gates, Earl James
Gauthier, Lloyd
Green, Leonard (Len)
Green, Winston
Griggs, Orion
Hannah, Glen
Hawkins, Arthur (Nip)
Holeman, Robert
Husband, Stan
Kirby, James
Kitt, William Alexander
Laidlaw, Stuart
Lanphear, Clifford
Lindholm, Lennart
Madoche, Robert
Maland, John
MacIsaac, Gladys
MacKenzie, Ross
McCormick, John Anthony (Tony)
McDonald, John Vidales (Jack)
McDonald, Robert Victor (Bob)
McCracken, Wes
McFaul, Ralph
Miller, George
Molloy, Vince         
Morris, Howard
Platt, Charles
Porter, James B. (Jim) Sr.
Presunka, Dennis (RCMP Staff Sgt)
Proudfoot, Lorne
Rycroft, John
Schneider, John
Seller, Don
Shearer, Harold
Sinclair, Doris
Stepanko, John
Tucker, William (Bill)
Vollman, Dean
Weir, Durward (Dode)
Weir, Robert
Wolfe, Clarence (Ted)

“Blue Font” – Veterans interned in the Field of Honour