Today marks the 65th anniversary of V-J Day - Victory over Japan, the end of WW II. This iconic photo speaks to the jublient crowds that rushed into New York's Times Square to celebrate after President Harry S. Truman announced the victory. (Photo by Victor Jorgensen, The Associated Press File, snagged from the Orlando Sentinel.) Friend Robin Chapman has an excellent post about V-J Day in her Robin Chapman News blog, as well as a guest post by historian Steve Thompson. When you finish with those two posts, be sure to wander around her blog a little - as a former TV news anchor, Robin has a real way with words!
As always, a grateful salute to all our warfighters, past and present.
Please visit our "companion" blog, Space Coast Eco , featuring detailed posts on nature-based field trips in Brevard County - where to go, how to get there, what to expect. Plan trips to such places as Viera Wetlands, Cruickshank Sanctuary, Canaveral Lock, Malabar Scrub, Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA), Playalinda Beach, and Port Canaveral. Be sure to watch the slideshows.
Education is the only way we'll be able to save anything. People can't possibly value what they don't know anything about.
Laurilee Thompson, 2005
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