READERS: Send us your VJ Day stories

Four years after suffering a day of infamy, America finally enjoyed a day of victory.

It was on Aug. 14, 1945 when Japan surrendered to the Allied nations, marking the end of World War II. The announcement brought joy and celebration here in Northeast Mississippi and around the world.

What memories do you have of that day 60 years ago when the news spread across the country of Japan’s surrender?

The Daily Journal invites readers to e-mail their stories on how they celebrated VJ Day. Also, readers are encouraged to submit stories from people who recall the day yet are unable to send e-mail. Include your name, address and daytime telephone number.

The comments will be published in the Daily Journal and online at

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