Posted by Nate Goldman
on Monday, August 17th 2020:
In Reply to: Re: 75 years ago today in Brooklyn, NY posted by Stan Field on Monday, August 17th 2020:
Stan, I meant to state that although the large party (involving two million people Times Square) started late Tuesday afternoon on Aug. 14th, it continued way until the evening of Weds., Aug. 15th. Bartenders and staff from the various bars in the area were bringing free drinks out to the crowd. The celebration at that time was larger than any New Year's Eve celebration, which had ever taken place, in Times Square, or for that matter, ever since then.
I saw something on the news the other day, which was very moving. A number of ex-GI's who are now about 95 years of age, or even older, were interviewed by a cable tv reporter. They told her that they were very grateful when the war ended, as they were all scheduled to take place in the planned invasion of Japan, which would have been a bloodbath for everyone involved. They all stated how grateful they were to have lived to have seen their children, grandchildren, and great-children.
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