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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!

I began my school years shortly thereafter, and I do remember being somehow more focused and happier. And so, I now realize, was the rest of the world.

Robert F. Broyles
Carlisle, PA





I was only 10 years old, but I remember everyone being very excited. I lived in East Orange, New Jersey on a street bordering Newark. On that corner there was a tavern, and the grownups burned an effigy of Tojo. Everyone was in the street, and it seemed to be an all night block party although I probably didn't stay up. Another thing I remember about the war was the headlines in the Daily News. As the war progressed, I was learning to read and by 1945 I was a pretty proficient reader.

Carol Murray
New Egypt, NJ


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