September 3, 2020
Tuesday was the 75th anniversary of the signing of the treaty which officially ended our war with Japan. A war that began with the bombing of our ships in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Elsewhere in this issue, we have published stories told by area residents about the jubilation Americans felt when the war was finally over. The Japanese had surrendered earlier but the signing of the truce treaty meant the war was officially over.
I’ve heard my parents tell their story about Sept. 3, 1945, so many times, I almost think I was there that day.
For me, the story begins much earlier.