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
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.
New Egypt, NJ