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V-J Day celebration in Lexington, 1945

Posted on August 15, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
A group of teenagers pilled on a car in downtown Lexington, Aug. 15, 1945 during Victory over Japan Day, or V-J Day as it was commonly known . V-J Day marked the end of WWII, and the cessation of fighting against Japan. It is also called "Victory In Japan Day or "Victory Over Japan Day". Herald-Leader Archive Photo

A group of teenagers piled on a car in downtown Lexington on Aug. 15, 1945, during Victory over Japan Day or Victory in Japan Day, more commonly known as V-J Day. It marked the end of World War II and the cessation of fighting against Japan. 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of that day. Here is another photo from that day in Lexington. On Aug, 14, 2015, Lexington Cemetery observed the 70th anniversary of World War II’s end. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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