Celebrate VJ Day 75 with Sandwell

This weekend, we celebrate #VJDay75. 

The Second World War ended in 1945, which was 75 years ago.

Two of the most important anniversaries are VE Day and VJ Day. On each of these days, different countries surrendered and some of the fighting stopped leading to the end of the war. 

We celebrated VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) back in May, This was the day after Germany surrendered and was the end of the war in Europe.

VJ Day stands for Victory in Japan Day. This took place on 15 August 1945. Japan’s surrender led to the end of the fighting in the war. This August the whole country will be taking part in activities to remember VJ Day and the end of the Second World War. 

To mark the occasion, the Mayor of Sandwell, Cllr Dr Ann Jaron, has shared a message thanking those who served and paying tribute to those who fought and died in the war against Japan. You can watch it here.

We are remembering the contribution of all British, Commonwealth and Allied forces without whom the freedoms and way of life we enjoy today would not have been possible.

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