May 8 marks the anniversary of V-E, or Victory in Europe, Day: the official end to fighting in Europe during World War II. Here at Bristol Motor Speedway we recognize the sacrifice of so many. We salute what was done on those beaches at Normandy and from Britain to the Bulge.

What happened there, and in calls to action before and since, plays no small role in the ability and freedom to do what we do.

While on Memorial Day we recognize those who did not come home; on Veteran's Day we honor all of those who served; there are moments in between that serve as reminders of something we never should allow to drift very far from our conscious - the contribution of so many to our way of life.