V-J Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration

A ceremony was held at the National World War II Memorial commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces Victory in the Pacific and the effective end of… read more

A ceremony was held at the National World War II Memorial commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces Victory in the Pacific and the effective end of World War II. The Empire of Japan formally surrendered during a ceremony aboard the USS Missouri September 2, 1945. President Harry Truman declared September 2nd as V-J Day stating, “This is a victory of more than arms alone. This is a victory of liberty over tyranny.” He asked Americans to “set aside V-J Day as one of renewed consecration to the principles which have made us the strongest nation on earth and which, in this war, we have striven so mightily to preserve.”

The ceremony included a color guard, the national anthem played by the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band, an invocation, and remarks by dignitaries. close

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V-J Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration

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Program ID:
327809-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 07, 2015 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Dec 25, 2015 | 7:04am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Sep 07, 2015 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 07, 2015 | 8:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 08, 2015 | 5:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 24, 2015 | 11:05pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2015 | 3:05am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2015 | 7:04am EST | C-SPAN 3
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