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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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That it certainly was not. However, even now at our senior age of 75, when visiting each other, Carole and I not only mention this goofy decision from 60 years ago, but have a great laugh at the forever-to-be-shared memory!

Daisy A. Horn
Niceville, Florida





We were in junior high school when news of the end of WWII and the atomic bomb attacks on Japan which prompted the Japanese surrender was broadcast. After four years of depression induced by the seemingly endless slaughter of American servicemen and the other intense stresses associated with the war, the public announcement of the use of the bomb and the end of the war lifted the spirits as nothing else we can remember happening during that time.

John Love
Haines City, Florida


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