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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.

Location

Address:6-8 McCartin Street, Leongatha Memorial Hall , Leongatha, 3953
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.476497
Long: 145.945664
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 15th August, 1995
Front Inscription

1939                      1945
AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS
         1945 -1995

(plaque)
TO COMMEMORATE THE
50th ANNIVERSARY OF VJ DAY,

THESE WINDOWS WERE DONATED BY
LEONGATHA SUB-BRANCH,
RETURNED & SERVICES LEAGUE
                   AND THE
SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL.

THEY WERE DEDICATED BY MR. B. G. WARR,
CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF THE SHIRE,
                         AND
            MR. J. A. DOWLING,
            R.S.L. PRESIDENT
       ON 15TH AUGUST, 1995.



 


 

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