A commemorative plaque joined Tree of Peace and Unity to mark end of WW-II

Sep 3, 2015 11:06 IST

A commemorative plaque was placed by the Tree of Peace and Unity on 2 September 2015 to mark the end of World War-II (WW-II) in Asia and the Pacific.

The Tree of Peace and Unity, a weeping cherry tree, was planted on international soil in May 2014 at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, the USA.

The tree was planted to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the WW-II in Europe.

WW-II was a global war that lasted from 1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945 killing millions of military personnel and innocent civilians worldwide.

The UN was an outcome of the war aimed at reducing hostilities among countries and restoring peace and stability.

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