National V-J Day

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National V-J Day in USA in 2021

About National V-J Day

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Dates of National V-J Day
2022 USA Monday, August 15thNational V-J Day
2021 USA Sunday, August 15thNational V-J Day
2020 USA Saturday, August 15thNational V-J Day
2019 USA Thursday, August 15thNational V-J Day
Summary
Commemorates the end of second world war when Japan's surrender was announced on August 14th 1945.
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Days after the US dropped atomic bombs on two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Imperial Japan surrendered bringing World War II to an end. The announcement of the surrender was made by the Japanese in the afternoon of August 15th 1945, though due to time differences it was received when it was still August 14th in the US. The official surrender ceremony took place on September 2nd 1945 on the deck of the battleship USS Missouri.

In 1946, President Harry S. Truman declared 14th August as Victory Day.

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