Wednesday, September 2, 2009
World War 2 ended 64 years ago today!
It started with a bang. It ended with a signature.
64 years ago today, Japanese officials signed the unconditional surrender of Japan on board the deck of the USS Missouri, while docked on Tokyo harbor.
So what started as an inavsion by Germany of Poland, ended with a signature halfway around the world, when Germany's last ally, Japan, gave up.
Of course after two nuclear blasts that killed 200,000 of it's citizens!
Faced with certain obliteration, Japan chose the wise path of peace.
Until now, WW2 is the most destructive war ever waged.
Let's make sure we keep it that way.