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V-J Day: A Victory for the Home Front Too

Dennis Riley 2 years ago
Shipworker headline, August 21, 1945 Shipworker headline, August 21, 1945

The official announcement of Japan’s surrender was heard in Brooklyn at 7pm on August 14, 1945 -- 70 years ago today.  By that time, most workers at the Navy Yard were home and could enjoy the two-day holiday decreed by President Truman for all Federal employees.

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