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#4533722 - 08/15/20 02:52 PM Also 75 years ago todayL VJ Day  
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#4533948 - 08/18/20 01:27 AM Re: Also 75 years ago todayL VJ Day [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Not sure which one of the end-of-the-war days I remember, but I just put my memories of it in the "This is What Happened" thread.
I just copied here to save you the trouble if you are interested:


"I don't think I remember it. I remember VE, or maybe it was VJ. I was four-years old, almost five.
I remember waking, dressing and going out of the room and seeing everyone gathered around a small fire in the common yard.

The grown ups were excited about something.
They had even started a small fire, and they were burning masks of devils and one of what I knew as a bad man with a mustache.
Even the old man who usually slept till noon was up and they were drinking something.

I know I didn't have to go stand in line to buy coal that day.
I don't know who went. But it was winter and the built-in stove used coal."



#4533981 - 08/18/20 12:02 PM Re: Also 75 years ago todayL VJ Day [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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VE - May 8th
VJ - August 15th

So it seems more likely you were remembering VE day. (assuming you were in the northern hemisphere).

#4533983 - 08/18/20 12:19 PM Re: Also 75 years ago todayL VJ Day [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Comparatively speaking, "VJ Day" is largely a forgotten event.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4533985 - 08/18/20 12:35 PM Re: Also 75 years ago todayL VJ Day [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Comparatively speaking, "VJ Day" is largely a forgotten event.


Not for some of us.


“Together, let us take up the challenge to reawaken America's religious and moral heart, recognizing that a deep and abiding faith in God is the rock upon which this great Nation was founded.” - Ronald Reagan, May 4, 1982
#4533986 - 08/18/20 12:38 PM Re: Also 75 years ago todayL VJ Day [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Comparatively speaking, "VJ Day" is largely a forgotten event.


Not for some of us.



Oh most certainly not but I was referring to the general public.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4533990 - 08/18/20 01:02 PM Re: Also 75 years ago todayL VJ Day [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Comparatively speaking, "VJ Day" is largely a forgotten event.


Not for some of us.


Oh most certainly not but I was referring to the general public.


Two states recognize it as a holiday
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_Day_%28United_States%29

And I agree with PM not all of have forgotten it and VE day


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#4533998 - 08/18/20 01:45 PM Re: Also 75 years ago todayL VJ Day [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Comparatively speaking, "VJ Day" is largely a forgotten event.


Not for some of us.



Oh most certainly not but I was referring to the general public.



I know.

My father was a WWII Pacific Theater veteran. But just a few days ago on a Facebook group I follow, can't recall which one, some "youngster" posted a picture of his WWII veteran "great-great grandfather". Talk about your generational divide. My great-great grandfather was a Confederate Army veteran!

Time is indeed "the fire in which we all burn".


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#4534003 - 08/18/20 01:48 PM Re: Also 75 years ago todayL VJ Day [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4

My father was a WWII Pacific Theater veteran. But just a few days ago on a Facebook group I follow, can't recall which one, some "youngster" posted a picture of his WWII veteran "great-great grandfather". Talk about your generational divide. My great-great grandfather was a Confederate Army veteran!

Time is indeed "the fire in which we all burn".



+1

I know the feeling all too well and I'm not even quite a old as you are. smile


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#4534023 - 08/18/20 05:08 PM Re: Also 75 years ago todayL VJ Day [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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"So it seems more likely you were remembering VE day. (assuming you were in the northern hemisphere)."

Hi Cy. It was in the Southern hemisphere.
The winters there were mild, no snow where I was, although it could be seen on the mountain top; definitely above 55 degrees F.

As a small detail, at that age I was probably acting as the male escort to one of the older girls when getting the coal.
It was not until I was about six that I was trusted to get the coal by myself.


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