This weekend marks 65 years since the Japanese surrendered in World War II, marking the end to the world's bloodiest conflict.
On Sunday, The Times takes a look at the significance of the day in American history, shares the stories of local men who were in Tokyo Bay at the time the peace treaty was signed and profiles a few local residents who were involved in the Pacific Theater of the war. Plus, read others' memories of that day.
On Monday, read about the reaction at home.
At gainesvilletimes.com/vjday, look for a special multimedia report, including video remembrances from the Pacific vets.
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