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The History Of VJ Day

September 2nd is a historical day to remember. VJ day is the day we victoriously stopped World War II and ceased fighting with Japan. In order to truly appreciate today, here’s a brief history lesson.

The war was in the Pacific and toughly fought. The United States military was fighting with strong resistance and moving toward Japan. The atomic bomb was built in hopes to end the war and brutality and prevent any more loss of American lives.

On August 6th, 1945 the bomb was dropped over Hiroshima to force a surrender. After no immediate surrender a second bomb was dropped over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.

Finally on August 14, 1945 the emperor surrendered and the news was announced to the world a day later.  September 2nd was the day of celebration on the U.S. battleship and the day the surrender was formally signed. President Truman made the day VJ day.

Perhaps we can reflect about what would have happened if we did not put an end to World War II. Take some time to appreciate the lives that were saved on this day and the victory of our very own United States.

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