50th Anniversary of Victory in the PacificPrint Page
A plaque commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific in World War Two.
VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day, also referred to as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, is celebrated on 15 August. This date commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender 14 August 1945. For Australians, it meant that the Second World War was finally over.
The following day, 15 August, is usually referred to as VP Day. In August 1945 Australian governments gazetted a public holiday as VP Day and most newspapers reported it as such. However, the governments of Britain, the United States and New Zealand preferred VJ Day.
|Address:||Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch, 5351|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.601194|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 15th August, 1995|
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific
15th August 1995
Lyndoch Historical Society