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Victory of Japan Day in Washington, DC – Celebrating the End of World War II

Jubilant crowd on V-J day dancing on the White House lawn
Flashback to August 14th, 1945 - Victory of Japan day and the final end of World War II. Read about the celebration that took place in front of the White House, in Lafayette Square, and the other regular happenings of the day.
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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.

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.

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

Source: Library of Congress

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