Seventy years ago – the end of WWII


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(Contra Costa Times)

Seventy years ago today, the world took its first breath of peace in almost a decade when Japan formally accepted the peace terms dictated to it by the Allied forces. In doing so, a planned invasion of the Japanese mainland was avoided, and a million men – the number of casualties that were anticipated if the plan were to go through – were saved the horror of dooor-to-door, hand-to-hand combat.

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An article in the Contra Costa times (linked here) gives a very poignant story of a dwindling WWII population, and reminds us that we all have an obligation to remember those who served in long ago wars.

God Bless them all.


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