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NATIONAL V-J DAY – August 14 – 15

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NATIONAL V-J DAY (Victory over Japan Day)

National V-J Day is celebrated annually across the country each year on August 14 to August 15.  The official announcement of Japan’s surrender to the Allies during World War II was made at this time in 1945, and because of the time zone difference, both dates apply.  On September 2, 1945, the signing of the surrender document occurred, which was the official ending of World War II. 

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HISTORY

The formal signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender took place on board of the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.  At that time President Truman declared September 2 to be the official V-J Day however, over the years, many citizens of the United States have celebrated August 14 as the official V-J date.  

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