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[05/07/20 - 12:59 PM]
Smithsonian Channel Partners with the Department of Defense to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe with "Victory in Europe 75th Anniversary"
The special premieres this Friday, May 8 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[via press release from Smithsonian Channel]

Smithsonian ChannelTM Partners With The Department of Defense to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe With

"VICTORY IN EUROPE 75TH ANNIVERSARY"

Special to premiere Friday, May 8 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel

Smithsonian Channel has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense to commemorate Victory in Europe Day (VE), presenting a special program called VICTORY IN EUROPE 75 ANNIVERSARY. On Friday, May 8 at 8PM ET/PT the special will premiere on Smithsonian Channel and salute the remaining World War II veterans while celebrating America's resolve and the resolve of our World War II veterans. Alongside historical footage, VICTORY IN EUROPE 75 ANNIVERSARY will include an impressive line-up of notable journalists and celebrities thanking veterans for the sacrifices they made to secure peace for our Nation and our allies around the globe.

The program will include remarks by Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Miley, ABC's Robin Roberts, NBC's Tom Brokaw, Comedian Jay Leno and actress Tatiana Zappardino. Exclusive interviews with WWII veterans will complement the historical footage, telling the story of the world 75-years-ago. The program will additionally be broadcasted virtually by the U.S. Department of Defense beginning at 10:30AM, across digital platforms that include Defense.gov, Facebook, and Twitter.

''As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe during World War II, we honor the sacrifices of all those who served during this defining moment in human history,'' said Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper. ''Although we face significant challenges with COVID-19, our commitment to remember the bravery and sacrifices of our WWII veterans will not change.''

To find Smithsonian Channel on your TV visit: https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/ways-to-watch

To contribute to the conversation during this broadcast and virtual event please follow the below suggested social guidelines.

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ABOUT SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL:

Smithsonian Channel(TM), a ViacomCBS Inc. network, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing factual entertainment, available in HD and 4K Ultra HD across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel, winner of Emmy(R) and Peabody awards for its programming, is the home of popular genres such as air and space, travel, history, science, nature and pop culture. Among the network's offerings are hit series including Aerial America, America in Color, America's Hidden Stories, Apollo's Moon Shot, The Pacific War in Color and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, Black Hole Hunters and Princess Diana's Wicked Stepmother. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Channel Plus(TM), a subscription video streaming service delivering over a thousand hours of the Channel's stunning and diverse library of documentaries and series in HD and 4K Ultra HD. Smithsonian Channel is also available internationally in Canada, Singapore, Latin America, the UK and Ireland. To learn more, go to smithsonianchannel.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.





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