Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Some genius headline editor at TIME wrote,
The end wasn’t “in sight.” It was over; we’d won!
A newspaper photographer happened to pass by as the paraders marched. The photograph ran in the New Orleans Times-Picayune the next day, Aug. 15, 1945— the day often considered V-J Day, even though the war didn’t officially end until early September.Fortunately, the rest of the piece, about bringing together the few celebrants still alive from that New Orleans march of celebration, ain’t bad.
If only the federal government felt like celebrating today. But they think the wrong side won.