V-J Day Jubilation at the White House

What a terrific scene, the likes of which most of us don’t understand. August 14th, 1945 was Victory of Japan day and the final end of World War II. This photo captures the excitement and jubilation of people in front of the White House, in Lafayette Square.

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Jubilant crowd on V-J day dancing on the White House lawn
Jubilant crowd on V-J day dancing on the White House lawn

If you remember several months ago, we posted a couple images from the opening of World War II, when news of Pearl Harbor hit the White House. And, another post about the other regular happenings of the day.

For those of you who were in DC on that day, what was it like?

Source: Library of Congress

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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