Today is Aug. 14, 2013, and while there's some disagreement about whether or not it is "VJ Day," today is the day in history that marks the end of World War II.
Victory over Japan officially took place with the acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration on Aug. 15, 1945, but because of the time difference, Aug. 14 was the day it was announced in the United States.
In Great Britain, the day is commemorated on Aug. 15. In the United States, the official day marked by President Harry Truman is Sept. 2—the date of the official surrender.
It was a day of huge celebration in 1945, but in 2013, it's as much a day of reflection. As many as 80 million people lost their lives in the war.
Some other things happening Wednesday, Aug, 14, in and around Geneva ...
(1) From 6 to 7:30 p.m., the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center will host a workshop: Managing Late Term Treatment Related Side Effects, presented by Heather Augustyniak, MSN, NP-C. Please call LivingWell at 630-262-1111 to register.