Victory Over Japan Day

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. On this day in 1945, Japan agreed to unconditionally accept allied surrender terms. Known as V-J Day, or Victory Over Japan Day, August 14th – This is the day celebration started erupting across the United States. Including New York City’s famous ticker –tape parade. But August 15th – This is the day the world was officially notified of Japan’s surrender, prompting the United Kingdom to declare its own V-J Day. AmericanS were happy to celebrate that day too. Later President Harry Truman officially named September 2nd National V-J Day. That’s the day General Douglas Mac-Arthur accepted the Japanese surrender on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.


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