The only state which still celebrates Victory Over Japan Day is my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Except, we can’t call it Victory Over Japan Day. Because that is a microaggression against Japan, even though they did start the war and we are celebrating victory over Japan.

I’ve covered this holiday numerous times in the past.

For more background, see my 2011 post, Happy Victory Day!

You probably have no idea what I’m talking about.

Victory Day, formerly known as VJ Day, formerly known as Victory Over Japan Day, no longer is celebrated anywhere in the U.S. except in my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.  It is celebrated the second Monday in August, even though Japan didn’t actually formally surrender until September 2, 1945

Here is a video we played last year, Make Victory Over Japan Day great again!

Apparently Victory Day isn’t politically correct enough, so someone invented a national holiday called “Spirit of ’45 Day.”

It will always be Victory Over Japan Day to me.

Although the celebration in the video below did not take place in Rhode Island, it’s a reminder of the original Victory Over Japan Day:


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