VJ Day

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  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    God bless all who sacrificed to make this happen. May they rest in peace.

    V-J Day

    Aug. 15, 1945 is the official date of V-J Day, or Victory over Japan Day. V-J Day followed Victory in Europe Day by three months, and with the surrender of Japan who was the last axis power remaining,V-J Day marks the end of World War II.

    At noon Japan standard time, Aug. 15, 1945, the Imperial Surrender speech by Emperor Hirohito stated Japan's acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration and was broadcast to the Japanese people via radio. The declaration stated that if Japan did not surrender and agree to the terms, "They would face prompt and utter destruction." Earlier the same day, the Japanese advised the Allies of their surrender by sending a cable to U.S. President Harry S. Truman. (Note: In U.S. time zones the date was Aug. 14th.)
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    An Excellent Post and a very important reminder. +1 CA

    *respect & love * for all who have served, all who serve currently and those who intend to keep us safe when most of us will be old men and women unable to beat back the advancing hordes!

    God Bless the Greatest Military ever to exist on this planet!

    JD