VFW POST 8904 & LADIES AUXILIARY OBSERVE VJ DAY

By Larry Hume

VFW POST 8904 & LADIES AUXILIARY OBSERVE VJ 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 Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the History Courthouse in Center.  The program will begin at 10:30 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 laid by US Navy Veteran A. J. Procell who was aboard the USS North Carolina in Tokyo Bay and witnessed the signing 70 years ago.  Taps will be played to end the program.

 

Questions call post quartermaster Larry Hume at 598-2976.

 

 

Larry Hume

VFW Post 8904 Quartermaster