Virtual Commemoration of V-E Day

Cheer for Victory – Help us thank World War II veterans!

Brought to you by the First Division Museum and Honor Flight Chicago

Other Ways to Join Us Virtually in Commemoration

Toast to Victory – Host a Toast to Victory virtual party with your friends
What better way to commemorate than a toast? Try gathering friends and family virtually for a larger group toast. Use our sample invitation and our toast script for an interactive themed evening.

How to Make a Three Dots and Dash – The Perfect V-E Day Cocktail
V-E Day 75 Toast Script

Sample Invitation to Host Your Own Virtual Toast: Join me for a virtual toast in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day.  On DATE/TIME. Bring your favorite toasting beverage and come dressed to impress in your favorite red white and blue or 1940’s gear. This is a participatory toast, which means you have a role to play! I’ve attached to this invitation a V-E Day 75 Toast Script. We look forward to toasting with you soon! 


V-E Day Videos

Five Things to Know About V-E Day
Victory Garden Story Time- “Rosie Strong than Steel” by Lindsay Ward
V-E Day NewsreelCourtesy of National Archives and American Battle Monuments Commission

V-E Day Music from the Irving Sisters

“The Star Spangled Banner”
“How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm”
“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”

At-Home Curriculum For Teens

V-E DAY 3 Perspectives
The Celebration, The Military Government, The Camp Liberation
*Please note that this curriculum contains images of the holocaust.

World War II Themed Date With History Series

Ghost Army
Dead and Those About to Die
Sam Fuller War Films
Women Heroes of WWI

Vintage Victory Inspired Fashion
Show off your best 1940’s inspired fashion! Show off your perfect Rosie the Riveter pose or your most dashing Ike Jacket. Have fun with fashion and be sure to share it with us at #FDMVEDAY. We will be reposting some of our favorite looks.