VJ Day: Japan Surrenders to Gen. Douglas MacArthur 9-02-45

VJ Day. This is a composite of two photos showing the Official Japanese Surrender on September 02, 1945 aboard the USS MIssouri. General Douglas MacArthur reads a proclamation at the microphone while behind him, representatives of WWII Allied Nations observe.

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  • Normandon1996 5y

    Officers and Enlisted Men
    Armed Forces Services

    VJ Day was the closing chapter of many lives (friends or foes), that which lives were lost due to world crises and shortages. We are in hard times, now we have to take care of ourselves...that was what we did during WWII, so why is it so hard to do now? My grandfather was in the Navy during WWII...that is why I enlisted and made it a career...job security (actually). I joined the Navy in 1976 and retired in 1996 as a Petty Officer...I have seen the world and traveled a lot. Now, I am the Commander of the VFW Post 6401 in Bonner Springs, Kansas - our post has been an 'All State and All American' post...I take great pride for what the Armed Forces has done and still do today. Thank You
  • Olds_442 4y

    I'm only sorry that the catholic church was never put on trial for the roll it played pulling Hitler into power. The facts out there do exist. Catholics are just told not to pay them any attention. I served in the Navy from '79 to '81 with VA-37 out from Cecil Field, FL. I'm only sorry that I didn't stay in.
  • CharmedScot 4y

    Olds_442, what is your opinion of the papers written by Pope Pius X!!? How do you feel about what they reveal?
  • jlooney4eyes 4y

    The castholic church is guilty of a whole lot more than snarfing Hitler's ass. They used to have you put to death for possessing a copy of the bible. This took place 500 - 600 years ago. The "church" would tell you what the bible had to say. You were too stupid to read it for yourself. If you did you would find out how the "church" twisted God's word and made a mockery of it. Why do you think there are so many demoninations today? It started with different people breaking away from the "catholic church" because they did not agree with their verrsion of the word of God. And now the "priests" are buggering choir boys arses. Really "holy" isn't it?The unthinking millions flock to this farcical religion & proclaim the pope as "God on earth." Blasphmey. He and satan are onr and the same.
  • iamflicker2011 4y

    Yesh, we should all go back and git dem dang catricks for all the bad stuff dey be guilty of and pick on a few of the slackers like jlooney4eyes too. Git um all. Yup thats where we be at today.
  • nav67 4y

    My wife and I visited Oahu two years ago and toured the Missouri. We stood on the exact spot where the ceremony took place. They have a bronze plaque on the deck.
  • James Willis 4y

    I also toured the Missouri and The Arizona at Pearl Harbor in March of 2008. I stood in the spot the treaty was signed.
  • Apache3mik 4y

    apache3mik: While I was in Vietnam I was able to obtain a 6 day vacation and met my wife in Hawaii and we visited the Arizona. I hope the period in our time is never forgotten. I hope it is not the only period that America will stand together.
  • juanmc700 4y

    May God continue to bless America with his guidance, and protection from all of our enemies, domestic and foreign, and may we defeat the Islamic terrorists.
  • ad36 4y

    What a day it was for me for on August 15,1945 after I had served 2 years in Europe with the Ninth Tactical Air Command defeating the Nazi's my unit was ordered to proceed to Marseilles and from there were to be shipped to the Philipines to particiopate in the invasion of Japan.
  • wlgj36 3y

    you must need to get lives
  • santanielloj 3y

    Ati-Catholic Olds442: do your research before you open your stupid mouth.
  • Rita Deguara 3y

    if you can't say anything good, say nothing at all....didn't your mother ever teach you that?
    God bless America after they want to take Him out of their schools and government buildings?
    Make up your minds, you want to throw Him out or you want Him to bless you?
  • rlyoldfool 3y

    You have my permission to trash the church, if you like.
    But please don't cuss the catholics.
    I served in WWII with many of them.
    They were just as willing to die for their country as I was.
    We were all equally "shot in he ass with the glory gun".
    So; defame catholic kids - ?
    Man, you're full of yourself.
    Get a life.
    Sparky.
  • busia8 3y

    jlooney4eyes So sorry for YOU, that you feel as you do.
    Young men died for YOU and they were Catholic with a loving God.
  • rogbailey-creative 3y

    The Word of God (Holy Bible) has His truth throughout its pages. Anyone may read its message and realize that the Lord Jesus Christ came to earth to make it possible for them to be born again, give their lives to the Lord, and go on to serve Him as a modern day disciple. Then to further their biblical education they should learn of the Blood Covenant and how to appropriate its provisions. Then they should choose to get into home Bible Studies and become a member of The Body of Christ where Christians fellowship, pray for one another and be a blessing to those they have contact with. Praise the Lord!!!
  • bridget21045 3y

    When referring to using the term Victory in Afghanistan Obama remarked.. " I'm always
    worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur," Obama told ABC News. 2009

    Anyone see Hirohito here?
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