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V J Day - The Royal British Legion Wreath Laying Service in Woodbridge

Sun, Aug. 14, 2022 11:00am — 11:15am

Location: Cenotaph, Market Hill, Woodbridge

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Victory over Japan Day (also known as VJ Day)

On August 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. Since then, both August 14 and August 15 have been known as “Victory over Japan Day,” or simply “V-J Day.” The term has also been used for September 2, 1945, when Japan’s formal surrender took place aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay. Coming several months after the surrender of Nazi Germany, Japan’s capitulation in the Pacific brought six years of hostilities to a final and highly anticipated close.

The Royal British Legion will commemorate the final action of WW11 by a Wreath Laying Service for VJ Day on Sunday 14th August at 11am, at the Cenotaph, Market Hill, Woodbridge.

All members of the public are welcome to join the service.

 

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