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It's Over

We asked readers to tell us where they were and how they reacted to the news that World War II had ended. And what a response we got!

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I was 13 years old and living in New York State. I remember the joy and delight my parents and family had when listening to Walter Winchell and Gabriel Heater's newscasts and special bulletins describing the surrender of the Japanese. What pleased us all most was there was an end to the loss of American lives and no more horror of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. My parents were so excited they hugged us all in sheer delight.

Gloria Hudson
Houston, TX



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