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9/02/2013

Historical Snippit -- V-J Day

On August 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. Since then, both August 14 and August 15 have been known as "Victory over Japan Day," or simply "V-J Day." The term has also been used for September 2, 1945, when Japan's formal surrender took place aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay. Coming several months after the surrender of Nazi Germany, Japan's capitulation in the Pacific brought six years of hostilities to a final and highly anticipated close.

Visit the History Channel at http://www.history.com/topics/v-j-day for more of the article.

To all, past and present, who have worn the uniform, thank you for your service.

~ Till the next time, Helen

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