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In addition to August 14 and 15, September 2, 1945 is also known as V-J Day. In Japan, August 15 is often called Shūsen-kinenbi , which literally means the "memorial day for the end of the war," but the government's name for the day is Senbotsusha o tsuitō shi heiwa o kinen suru hi "day for mourning of war dead and praying for peace". In Korea, V-J Day is commemorated on August 15 as Gwangbokjeol, literally "Restoration of the Light Day" in the South and as Joguk Haebang Ginyeomil roughly translated to "Motherland Liberation Day" in the North; in Australia it is Victory in the Pacific Day, V-P Day.
President Truman declared September 2 to be V-J Day, but noted that "It is not yet the day for the formal proclamation of the end of the war nor of the cessation of hostilities."
Victory over Japan Day or V-J Day, is a name chosen for the day on which Japan surrendered, effectively ending World War II, and subsequent anniversaries of that event. The term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan's surrender was made - to the afternoon of August 15, 1945, in Japan, and, because of time zone differences, to August 14, 1945 (when it was announced in the United States and the rest of the Americas and Eastern Pacific Islands) - as well as to September 2, 1945, when the signing of the surrender document occurred, officially ending World War II. People celebrated worldwide.
The best-known kiss that day appeared in V-J day in Times Square, one of the most famous photographs ever published by Life Magazine. It was shot on August 14, 1945, shortly after the announcement by President Truman occurred and people began to gather in celebration. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt went to Times Square to take candid photographs and spotted a sailor who "grabbed something in white. And I stood there, and they kissed. And I snapped five times." Eisenstaedt's famous photograph is represented by this statue at the base of the ladder leading off of the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor. -Wikki
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February 17th, 2013
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