Victory Day falls on May 9 and is celebrated in Moldova (and in many other European countries) to commemorate the end of World War II. Nazi Germany signed a surrender document late in the evening on May 8. As that was officially May 9 according to Moscow time, the victory is celebrated on May 9. The majority of Moldovan villages and cities have built WWII monuments to commemorate soldiers from Moldova. The monument in Chișinău burns an eternal flame with two soldiers standing at attention.

Bălăurești has one remaining WWII veteran who is honored and greatly respected in the community. On May 9 of this year, the community put on a concert in the morning followed by a religious service at the monument.

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