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Victory Day is a holiday observed in the United States state of Rhode Island with state offices closed on the second Monday of August.

Originally, the official name was “Victory over Japan Day” and “V-J Day”, as proclaimed by then President Harry S. Truman and was official

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Victory Day is a holiday observed in the United States state of Rhode Island with state offices closed on the second Monday of August. Furthermore, in 2017, WPRI-TV claimed that Arkansas and Rhode Island were the only two states to ever celebrate the holiday, though Arkansas’s name for the holiday was “World War II Memorial Day.”[1]

Originally, the official name was “Victory over Japan Day” and “V-J Day”, as proclaimed by then President Harry S. Truman and was officially observed on September 2 nationwide. At some point, the name was changed to “Victory Day” in light of the modern post-war Japan emerging in economic importance. Further name changes were attempted later, but were unsuccessful, at which point, the name “Victory Day” remained the official name.

The holiday celebrates the conclusion of World War II and is related to Victory over Japan Day in the United Kingdom. Rhode Island retains the holiday in tribute to the disproportionate number of sailors it sent and lost in the Pacific front.[3] In 2015, the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama honored 500 veterans on the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.[4]

ly observed on September 2 nationwide. At some point, the name was changed to “Victory Day” in light of the modern post-war Japan emerging in economic importance. Further name changes were attempted later, but were unsuccessful, at which point, the name “Victory Day” remained the official name.

The holiday celebrates the conclusion of World War II and is related to Victory over Japan Day in the United Kingdom. Rhode Island retains the holiday in tribute to the disproportionate number of sailors it sent and lost in the Pacific front.[3] In 2015, the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama honored 500 veterans on the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.[4]

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