For the rest of the world, V-J Day is August 14-15 (depending upon which side of the date line you’re on). It marks the day Japan announced their surrender. In America the “Official” V-J Day is September 2, when Japan signed the surrender documents. In 1995, President Clinton referred to the 50th anniversary of American’s official day as “the end of the Pacific War” rather than V-J Day.Continue reading “Remembering V-J Day with Honor”
Today is National Oregon Day, a day to celebrate the 33rd state to join the union. When most people think of Oregon, they think Pacific Northwest, the Chinook natives of the Columbia River Gorge, and where Lewis and Clark first laid eyes on the Pacific Ocean.