National East Meets West Day

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National East Meets West Day in USA in 2021
2nd Lt. William Robertson (U.S. Army) and Lt. Alexander Silvashko (Red Army) meet at the River Elbe on April 25th 1945. Image via U.S. Army

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2022 USA Monday, April 25thNational East Meets West Day
2021 USA Sunday, April 25thNational East Meets West Day
2020 USA Saturday, April 25thNational East Meets West Day
2019 USA Thursday, April 25thNational East Meets West Day
Summary
Also known as Elbe Day this day commemorates an important date in the second world war.

April 25th 1945 is the day Soviet and American troops met at the Elbe River, near Torgau in Germany, marking an important step toward the end of World War II in Europe. This contact between the Soviets, advancing from the East, and the Americans, advancing from the West, meant that the two powers had effectively cut Germany in two.

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