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    WWII ended Aug. 14, 1945. No remembrance?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mathman View Post
    WWII ended Aug. 14, 1945. No remembrance?
    At least you remembered it.

    Did not see mention of it in any news sites I visited yesterday, now that you bring it up. Maybe most of us are worried more about the wars on the virus and the environment.

    It seems that major events during the war are remembered much more than the final day of the war. Some might believe that August 9th is a more significant date for the end of the war.

    A quick search indicates the Japanese made some news yesterday on this topic:

    "Japan's Suga pledges not to wage war again as ministers visit controversial shrine"

    https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-p...ne-2021-08-15/

    Suga made note that the Japanese will never wage war again, while some of his cabinet members visited the Yasukuni Shrine (as usual), containing the remains of 14 convicted as "Class A" war criminals.

    Quoting from the article :

    "His [Suga] comments were little changed from those of his predecessor, Shinzo Abe, at last year's ceremony. Emperor Naruhito again expressed "deep remorse" for Japan's wartime past, something Suga did not mention."

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    Sadly, some remember it in very different ways, if at all. Thanks for posting that, mathman.


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    I guess I remember it more than most people today - I was in high school then.
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    I guess it’s like monuments/headstones at the local cemetery. Doesn’t take long before fewer and fewer people care who they’re there for.
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    Another forgotten date. Japan formally surrendered in a ceremony on USS Missouri on Sep. 2, 1945.
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