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75th Anniversary of V-J Day, End of WWII Virtual Celebration Hosted by National Museum of the Pacific War
Sep 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
The National Museum of the Pacific War (NMPW), in Fredericksburg, Texas, will host a special, virtual event commemorating the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific, known as V-J Day and the end of WWII, on September 2 starting at 11 a.m. The program will be broadcast on YouTube followed by a livestream salute from the museum’s Memorial Courtyard on Facebook.
Although the Allies announced victory over the Japanese on August 15, the United States recognized V-J Day on September 2, when the Japanese signed their formal surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
The program will include welcome by General Hagee, president and CEO of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, interviews with eyewitnesses, including a 96-year-old veteran who served on the USS Enterprise and a woman who was held in a Japanese internment camp, oral history excerpts, a presentation of memorial wreath by the Veterans Council of Gillespie County, and more. More information on the event here.