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VJ DAY

AUG 14, 1945

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. . AMERICA WAITED OUT WORLD WAR II'S LAST TENSE HOURS. AT THE WHITE HOUSE PRESIDENT TRUMAN, STATE SECRETARY BURNS AND CORDELL HALL STOOD BY FOR THE MOMENTUS SURRENDER MESSAGE FROM THE JAPANESE. RADIO MEN, SOUND AND CAMERA CREWS OF WORLD WIDE NEWS REELS KEPT VIGIL WITH WASHINGTON REPORTERS. THEN AFTER TANTILAIZING RUMORS AND GUESSES CAME THE PRESIDENT'S HISTORICAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF 1945. "I HAVE RECEIVED THIS AFTERNOON A MESSAGE FROM THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT IN REPLY THE MESSAGE PRIOR TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE ON AUGUEST 11. I DEEM THIS REPLY A FULL ACCEPTANCE OF THE POTSDAM DECLARATION. WHICH SPECIFIES THE UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER OF JAPAN. IN THE REPLY THERE IS NO QUALIFICATION."

THE GREATEST NEWS STORY OF ALL TIME!

FINAL UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER WITH THE WHOLE WORLD WAITING TO CELEBRATE VJ DAY. IN EVERY TOWN AND HAMLET ACCROSS THE NATION THE STORY WAS THE SAME. CHICAGO HEARD THE NEWS AND A HURRICANE OF UNRESTRAINED HILARITY BLEW THROUGH THE WINDY CITY. THIS WAS HOW SAN FRANCISCO GREETED THE NEWS. THE CITY BY THE GOLDEN GATE ENGULFED IN A TIDE OF JOY AND RELIEF. HERE WAS AMERICA'S MAJOR PORT OF EMBARKATION TO THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC. THE JAPANESE SURRENDER BROUGHT JUBILATION UNRESTAINED. CLANG CLANG CLANG WENT THE TROLLEY. THE VICTORY SPECIAL ROLLED ON MARKET STREET WITH EVERYBODY CELEBRATING. ALL WERE SHIPMATES ON THAT MEMORABLE DAY AND THE NAVY SALLUTE MADE IT OFFICAL. THE VICTORY FLASH ELECTRIFIED TIMES SQUARE KEYED TO THE BURSTING POINT AS THE MAGIC WORD OF COMPLETE SURRENDER CAME THROUGH. IT WAS THE LONG AWAITED MOMENT AND THE LID WAS OFF. UNPARRALLED WERE THE SCENES AS MULTITUDES SURGED AROUND MISS LIBERTY THROWING RESTRAINT TO THE WINDS. THE WORLD'S MIGHTIEST CITY MARKED THE END OF WORLD WAR II IN ONE TREMEMDOUS SHOUT OF JOY AND GLADNESS. SNOWSHOES WERE NEEDED TO BLAZE A TRAIL THROUGH STREETS BURIED IN THE BIGGEST PAPER AND TICKERTAPE BLIZZARD IN HISTORY. INTO THE NIGHT THE GREAT WHITE WAVE THUNDERED WITH THE EXUBERANCE OF EXPLODING EMOTION. THUS DID VJ DAY GO INTO HISTORY. . . .