- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

WARREN, Mich. (AP) - The 70th anniversary of the official end of fighting in Europe during World War II has been observed at Warren City Hall.

More than 200 veterans attended Friday afternoon’s V-E Day program which celebrated the May 8, 1945 announcement of Germany’s surrender.

Former Tuskegee Airmen fighter pilot Lt. Colonel Harry Stewart spoke during the event and said unless such programs are held “every once in a while, people will lose the significance of what went on during World War II.”

Staff Sgt. Marcus Bawol also was honored. The Warren native was one of three Michigan Marines killed in training during a March 10 helicopter crash off Florida.

Warren has hosted other ceremonies honoring U.S. veterans from various wars.

Mayor James Fouts said such “ceremonies show” appreciation to veterans.

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