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    Happy Victory Day!

    Happy Victory Day!

    to the rest of the country, from the only state which still celebrates it.

    We’ve change the name to disguise the purpose of the day.

    Because disclosing the Victory we are commemorating would be so incorrect. It’s like everyone gets a trophy day.

    Anyway, for those of you who missed it on July 4, here’s the original Victory (shhhh …. Over Japan) Day celebration in Honolulu:

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    Leonard | August 14, 2012 at 1:01 am

    My Dad(who passed on 12-10-2004) was in the Japan conflict as army solider in the fight for the small land island of Okinawa. He never talked to me much about his expierence in that battle for that island. The 96th Army Division was his unit at that time. I have one of his hats(The Deadeyes) and his personal rifle in cilivian life(270 Winchester) which I know now was a snifer rifle that was used by people trained in that part of the war. He was raised on a farm in his life. Go Figure! My mom finally told me after his death that my father was a sniper in WWII in the Japan War. I learn alot from my father through his comments in life that War Is Hell! and that no one should have to experience it if it could be avoided.

    But, history has a funny thing about repeating itself over and over. Look at the three or four thousand years of mankind. Lots and lots of wars and fighting over land and/or beliefs about God or religion or whatever. What a waste of manpower and money over nothing.

    Will we every learn?

    Have A Nice Day!

    P.S. Love reading this blog!


     
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    IceColdTroll | August 14, 2012 at 10:32 am

    God bless every man and woman that fought in that war, and thank you all for what you did for us. That said, I don’t have any problem with RI still observing VJ Day – but even living next door in the Massachusetts SSR I was kinda startled the first time I heard about it. At some point, Armistice Day morphed into Veterans’ Day — maybe it’s time to let this one rest, too?


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