Sunday, August 16, 2015

Happy V-J Day!



Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Some genius headline editor at TIME wrote,
On Aug. 15, 1945, the end was in sight for World War II. These New Orleans residents celebrated the best way they knew how

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.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That crowd of White people are New Orleans' residents? What a difference 70 years or so can make. I would like to see or not see what another 70 years will make.