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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso Jones View Post
    On August 14, 1945, the Japanese government cabled to the U.S. their surrender. This is the date of most modern observances.
    On August 14, 1945, Japanese Emperor Hirohito cabled the U.S. to surrender, and agreed to the terms of the Potsdam Declaration.
    Yes and no. The Potsdam Declaration was an elegant threat to Japanese leaders, demanding unconditional surrender. Nothing less would do.
    There were no other "terms".

    It is well worth the read:
    The Potsdam Declaration, delivered to Japan July 26, 1945

    ... The prodigious land, sea and air forces of the United States, the British Empire and of China, many times reinforced by their armies and air fleets from the west, are poised to strike the final blows upon Japan. This military power is sustained and inspired by the determination of all the Allied Nations to prosecute the war against Japan until she ceases to resist.
    The result of the futile and senseless German resistance to the might of the aroused free peoples of the world stands forth in awful clarity as an example to the people of Japan. The might that now converges on Japan is immeasurably greater than that which, when applied to the resisting Nazis, necessarily laid waste the lands, the industry and the method of life of the whole German people. The full application of our military powers, backed by our resolve, will mean the inevitable and complete destruction of the Japanese armed forces and just as inevitably the utter destruction of the Japanese homeland.
    The time has come for Japan to decide whether she will continue to be controlled by those self-willed militaristic advisers whose unintelligent calculations have brought the Empire of Japan to the threshold of annihilation, or whether she will follow the path of reason ... .
    After listing seven terms under which the Allies would accept the Japanese capitulation, the declaration continued:
    We call upon the Government of Japan to proclaim now the unconditional surrender of all Japanese armed forces, and to provide proper and adequate assurances of their good faith in such action. The alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction.

    ________________________

    In an effort to minimize the losses among the civilian population and to counteract false propaganda concerning Allied aims spread by the Japanese High Command, the Twentieth Air Force and the Far East Air Forces on 28 July began dropping warning leaflets to announce seventy-two hours in advance the names of the cities marked for destruction. In addition to notifying all civilians to flee to safety, the leaflets advised them to "restore peace by demanding new and good leaders who will end the war."
    As a direct consequence of the failure of the Japanese Government to accept promptly the terms of the Potsdam proclamation, Japan became the victim of the most destructive and revolutionary weapon in the long history of warfare - the atom bomb. The first bomb of this type ever used against an enemy was released early on 6 August from an American Superfortress over the military base city of Hiroshima and exploded with incomparable and devastating force. The city was almost completely and uniformly leveled.
    On 7 August President Truman electrified the world with a broadcast statement which declared:
    Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima, an important Japanese army base. That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of TNT .... With this bomb we have now added a new and revolutionary increase in destruction to supplement the growing power of our armed forces....
    It is an atomic bomb. It is a harnessing of the basic power of the universe ....
    We are now prepared to obliterate more rapidly and completely every productive enterprise the Japanese have above ground in any city. We shall destroy their docks, their factories, and their communications. Let there be no mistake; we shall completely destroy Japan's power to make war.
    It was to spare the Japanese people from utter destruction that the ultimatum of July 26 was issued at Potsdam.

    On August 10, Japan sent a note through its envoy in Switzerland:
    ... the Japanese Government several weeks ago asked the Soviet Government, with which neutral relations then prevailed, to render good offices in restoring peace vis-a-vis the enemy power. Unfortunately, these efforts in the interest of peace having failed, the Japanese Government in conformity with the august wish of His Majesty to restore the general peace and desiring to put an end to the untold sufferings entailed by war as quickly as possible, have decided upon the following:
    The Japanese Government are ready to accept the terms enumerated in the joint declaration which was issued at Potsdam on July 26th, 1945, by the heads of the Governments of the United States, Great Britain, and China, and later subscribed by the Soviet Government with the understanding that the said declaration does not comprise any demand which prejudices the prerogatives of His Majesty as a Sovereign Ruler.
    The Japanese Government sincerely hope that this understanding is warranted and desire keenly that an explicit indication to that effect will be speedily forthcoming.

    On August 11, the United States rejected Japan's demand to retain the Emperor as their Sovereign Ruler. A Democratic government ruled by the people and no other must follow.
    On August 14, after no response was received, 828 bombers and 186 fighter escorts made the final air attack on Tokyo.

    His Majesty the Emperor is prepared to authorize and ensure the signature by his Government and the Imperial General Headquarters of the necessary terms for carrying out the provisions of the Potsdam declaration. - August 15, 1945
    Japan signed the Surrender on September 2, 1945
    (For reference, Germany signed May 7, 1945)

    Speaking of which, Canadian Colonel Lawrence Moore Cosgrave messed up the signatures on the original Surrender. Instead of signing on the line above his title, he signed the line below it, forcing all subsequent signatories to scratch out the respective name and country, and print in the correction.
    Really good stuff, in my opinion. Here is the signature page:
    Thanks Cosgrave!

    [IMG]file:///C:/Users/John/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.jpg[/IMG]

    The claim that the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were unnecessary is refuted by the incomprehensible instransigence of the Japanese government. On the night of 9–10 March ("Operation Meetinghouse"), 334 B-29s took off to raid with 279 of them dropping 1,665 tons of bombs on Tokyo.

    Approximately 15.8 square miles of the city were destroyed and some 100,000 people are estimated to have died. The Operation Meetinghouse firebombing of Tokyo on the night of 9 March 1945 was the single deadliest air raid of World War II, greater than Dresden, Hamburg, Hiroshima, or Nagasaki as single events, and still Japan did not surrender.

    Even after suffering two atomic bomb attacks, still Japan refused to surrender. It was only after the massive attack on Tokyo by 828 bombers that they realized their foolishness and futility.
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    October 12,1870


    Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lexington,VA at the age of 63. After a distinguished military career,he served as President of Washington(now Washington and Lee) College until his death.
    He suffered what was most likely a stroke on September 28,1870 and died 2 weeks later in bed at his home ,surrounded by family.


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    June 14, 1946 President Trump's birthday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso Jones View Post
    June 3. Jefferson Davis' birthday. I just throw these things in to aggravate northerners.
    June 5. Moonshine Day
    June 6. D-Day. I just throw these things in to aggravate leftists.

    June 14 (this year) second sunday in june. Flag day commemorates the adoption of the US flag. Wilson did this in 1917 but it is at the presidents discretion whether to celebrate it nationally in any particular year.

    June 14 (1946) President Trump's Birthday.

    June 21, Fathers Day. I just throw in these things to aggravate mothers.



    so far nothing celebrating cows this month. or pies. I'll check for cowpies.


    http://www.brownielocks.com/june.html for stupid month, week, day celebrations.

    Moonshine day: 5th. definitely an American tradition worthy of celebrating.


    • US Army Birthday - June 14
    • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday - June 23
    • PTSD Awareness June 27
    • Operation Red Wings Observance day June 28
    updated with President's Birthday.
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    Bumping for August.


    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso Jones View Post

    August

    VJ Day


    When :
    August 14th - Japan surrenders
    August 15th - Surrender announced to the world
    August 23rd - Black ribbon day in honor of victims of communism & Nazism
    September 2 - Ceremony and formal signing of surrender

    VJ Day marks the end of WWII, and the cessation of fighting against Japan. It is called "Victory In Japan Day or "Victory Over Japan Day".

    The confusion over three dates:
    There is some confusion over what date is V-J Day. You can consider any (or all) of three dates as V-J Day. President Harry S. Truman caused some of this confusion........
    On August 14, 1945, the Japanese government cabled to the U.S. their surrender. This is the date of most modern observances.
    On August 15, 1945, news of the surrender was announced to the world. This sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of World War II.
    On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. At the time, President Truman declared September 2 to be VJ Day.

    Regardless of which day you view as VJ Day, World War II was finally over.

    A Little VJ Day History
    The war in the Pacific was hard fought and bloody. The tide had definitely turned, and the U.S. military was fighting island by island towards Japan. Resistance was fierce. Casualties on both sides were high.

    The U.S. had developed the atomic bomb. The U.S. government was anxious to end the war, and stop the loss of American lives.

    On August 6th, 1945, the United States military dropped an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan in an effort to force Japan into an immediate, unconditional surrender. Instead of immediately surrendering, the Japanese government debated what to do. So, the U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb on August 9, 1945 over the city of Nagasaki, Japan.

    On August 14, 1945, Japanese Emperor Hirohito cabled the U.S. to surrender, and agreed to the terms of the Potsdam Declaration.

    On August 15, 1945, news of the surrender was announced to the world. World War II was finally over. Hostilities ended.

    On September 2, 1945, the Japanese formally surrendered aboard the U.S. battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. President Truman declared this to be V-J Day.
    Did You Know? The battleship USS Missouri was chosen for the formal surrender ceremony, as she was named after President Truman's home state.
    Sarah Sanders doesn't often mop the White House Press Corp Floor...but when she does, she uses Jim Acosta.

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    "you're not strong enough to withstand the storm".
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    Bumping for August.



    Originally Posted by Calypso Jones

    August

    VJ Day


    When :
    August 14th - Japan surrenders
    August 15th - Surrender announced to the world
    August 23rd - Black ribbon day in honor of victims of communism & Nazism
    September 2 - Ceremony and formal signing of surrender

    VJ Day marks the end of WWII, and the cessation of fighting against Japan. It is called "Victory In Japan Day or "Victory Over Japan Day".

    The confusion over three dates:
    There is some confusion over what date is V-J Day. You can consider any (or all) of three dates as V-J Day. President Harry S. Truman caused some of this confusion........
    On August 14, 1945, the Japanese government cabled to the U.S. their surrender. This is the date of most modern observances.
    On August 15, 1945, news of the surrender was announced to the world. This sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of World War II.
    On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. At the time, President Truman declared September 2 to be VJ Day.

    Regardless of which day you view as VJ Day, World War II was finally over.

    A Little VJ Day History
    The war in the Pacific was hard fought and bloody. The tide had definitely turned, and the U.S. military was fighting island by island towards Japan. Resistance was fierce. Casualties on both sides were high.

    The U.S. had developed the atomic bomb. The U.S. government was anxious to end the war, and stop the loss of American lives.

    On August 6th, 1945, the United States military dropped an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan in an effort to force Japan into an immediate, unconditional surrender. Instead of immediately surrendering, the Japanese government debated what to do. So, the U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb on August 9, 1945 over the city of Nagasaki, Japan.

    On August 14, 1945, Japanese Emperor Hirohito cabled the U.S. to surrender, and agreed to the terms of the Potsdam Declaration.

    On August 15, 1945, news of the surrender was announced to the world. World War II was finally over. Hostilities ended.

    On September 2, 1945, the Japanese formally surrendered aboard the U.S. battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. President Truman declared this to be V-J Day.
    Did You Know? The battleship USS Missouri was chosen for the formal surrender ceremony, as she was named after President Truman's home state.
    Sarah Sanders doesn't often mop the White House Press Corp Floor...but when she does, she uses Jim Acosta.

    There is no American free press. They're bought and paid for.

    “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

    The Devil whispered in Trumps ear and said,
    "you're not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    President Trump whispered back,"I am The Storm"!

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    isn't today Pie day?

    Sarah Sanders doesn't often mop the White House Press Corp Floor...but when she does, she uses Jim Acosta.

    There is no American free press. They're bought and paid for.

    “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

    The Devil whispered in Trumps ear and said,
    "you're not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    President Trump whispered back,"I am The Storm"!

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    Actually this belongs in science because I recall an argument about PI in the bible.
    Sarah Sanders doesn't often mop the White House Press Corp Floor...but when she does, she uses Jim Acosta.

    There is no American free press. They're bought and paid for.

    “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

    The Devil whispered in Trumps ear and said,
    "you're not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    President Trump whispered back,"I am The Storm"!

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