Monday, August 15, 2005

VJ Day

Nearly four years, 405,399 brave souls killed in action, 78,976 missing, many more thousands forever changed. And then, on 15 August, 1945 the Second World War came to an end with the unconditional surrender of Imperial Japan. Life photographer Alfred Eisenstadt was in Times Square to capture the spirit of the moment.

To all the men and women who sacrificed so much to bring about this victory, thank you. I will never forget.