50th Anniversary VJ Day Print Page
A pair of stained glass windows commemorate the 50th anniversary of VJ Day.
Victory over Japan Day (also known as Victory in the Pacific Day, V-J Day, or V-P Day) is a name chosen for the day on which Japan surrendered, in effect ending World War Two, and subsequent anniversaries of that event. The term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan’s surrender was made – to the afternoon of August 15, 1945, in Japan, and, because of time zone differences, to August 14, 1945 (when it was announced in the United States and the rest of the Americas and Eastern Pacific Islands) – as well as to September 2, 1945, when the signing of the surrender document occurred, officially ending World War Two.
|Address:||6-8 McCartin Street, Leongatha Memorial Hall , Leongatha, 3953|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.476497|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 15th August, 1995|
TO COMMEMORATE THE
50th ANNIVERSARY OF VJ DAY,
THESE WINDOWS WERE DONATED BY
RETURNED & SERVICES LEAGUE
SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL.
THEY WERE DEDICATED BY MR. B. G. WARR,
CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF THE SHIRE,
MR. J. A. DOWLING,
ON 15TH AUGUST, 1995.