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V-J Day in Lexington, 1945

Posted on December 7, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
V-J Day Celebration in Lexington, August 14, 1945.  Celebration in streets after Leader's extra hits the streets.  Woman holds up newspaper as returned European war veteran kisses woman he found in the crowd. Published in the Lexington Leader August 15, 1945.

Victory over Japan Day, or V-J Day as it was commonly known, was celebrated in downtown Lexington on Aug. 14, 1945. The celebration began after the Lexington Leader’s extra edition hit the streets. A woman in the crowd holding the newspaper was kissed by a veteran who had recently returned from Europe. Published in the Lexington Leader on Aug. 15, 1945.

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