Victory Day (Rhode Island)  (Page 1)

Victory Over Japan Day

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 12, 2019 at 5:00pm 8/12/2019 at 5:00pm

It’s a little quiet here in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Because today is Victory Day, formerly known as VJ Day, formerly known as Victory Over Japan Day. The progression of names to the generic Victory Day was to accomodate the hurt feelings of, umm, who exactly? The Japanese...

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Happy Victory Over Japan Day

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:30pm 8/14/2017 at 5:30pm
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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.

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Make Victory Over Japan Day great again!

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 8:30pm 8/7/2016 at 8:30pm

I’m back in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations again. Not just for the weekend, but “for good.” We are back to splitting the year between Ithaca and RI.

When I left in 2013, I lamented all that would be missed:

My home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations has...

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Victory over Japan Day

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 14, 2015 at 1:00pm 8/14/2015 at 1:00pm
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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 formerly 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...

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Happy Victory Day!

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 13, 2012 at 5:13pm 8/13/2012 at 5:13pm

to the rest of the country, from the only state which still celebrates it.

We’ve change the name to disguise the purpose of the day.

Because disclosing the Victory we are commemorating would be so incorrect. It’s like everyone gets a trophy day.

Anyway, for those of you who missed it on...

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Happy Victory Day!

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 8, 2011 at 11:10am 8/8/2011 at 11:10am

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...

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Is Rhode Island’s Name Racist?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 7:00am 10/29/2009 at 7:00am

My home state of Rhode Island is quirky place. We still celebrate Victory Over Japan Day in August, although the name was changed to VJ Day and then to Victory Day, in a nod to political correctness. Now there is a move afoot to change the name of the state for...

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