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Victory over Japan Day


World War II came to an end with the formal surrender of the Japanese on
September 2, 1945 aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay and this day has
become known as VJ Day (Victory over Japan).
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary
will hold an observance on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Veterans
Memorial on the grounds of the History Courthouse in Center.  
The program will begin at 10:00 am and the names of those from Shelby County
lost in the pacific war that are buried overseas or still missing in action
will be read.  A memorial wreath will be placed on the Veterans Memorial in
honor.  Taps will be played to end the program.  If you know of a WW II
Veteran that served in the Pacific and can attend or you would like to
represent them, please contact Post QM Larry Hume 598-2976.  The public as
always is cordially invited.

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