Victory Day celebrated at Golda Meir House
Golda Meir House had a wonderful Victory Day celebration on May 9. This is an important holiday in the former Soviet Union because it marks the date that World War II ended in Europe. Russian speaking and American residents came together in remembrance with song, laughter, tears, wine, dinner and even a little vodka. Veterans and their wives were given carnations. Some who fought in the war, like Boris Yelaun, proudly wore the medals they had earned. One resident displayed a Russian newspaper from May 9,1945 with large photos of Stalin, Truman and Churchill as they declare the end of the war in Europe. That day, 67 years ago, was joyous and very deserving of annual celebration.