Saturday, August 15, 2015

70 years ago today...

Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, taken on August 15, 1945.
A very popular photo, and representing the complete joy at hearing the news that WWII had ended with Japan's surrender. The official ending was Sept 2, 1945, but August 15 was known as V-J Day in the USA and Canada.
My Dad was 16 and my Mom was 12.
This was only 15 years before I was born.

1 comment:

Deanna said...

Hi Loretta!
It's been a while since I've been to Blogger. So glad to see that you are still here. That certainly is one iconic photo and I for one am glad that when I see it, I know what it stands for. Truly one of the best photos ever taken.

Hope you and yours are doing well.

Deanna :D