August 14: VJ Day Celebrated In Honolulu

He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named…

There is one more major World War II milestone to note, and this short video does that well.  In recent weeks, as the anniversaries of the nuclear bombs passed, we were subjected to the usual 20-20 hindsight claims that it wasn’t necessary, and Japan was ready to cave.  We descendants of the Greatest Generation, who understand that an invasion of Japan would have been 1,000 times worse than Iwo Jima and Okinawa combined, lose no sleep over what was probably one of the easiest — and most correct — decisions President Harry Truman ever made.

Hat tip:  Chris Braunlich, whose father was on a troopship in the Pacific 75 years ago today.

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