At 7:01 a.m. Washington time, President Harry S. Truman made the long awaited announcement that Japan’s unconditional surrender had been accepted by the Allied Nations. August 15, 1945 – a day to be remembered. Pandemonium broke out all over the allied world when the good news was heard. WW II was over!
Sirens sounded, bells rung, factory whistles blown, engines in railroad yards sounded off and motorists ran down their car batteries by blowing their horns. People stood on porches all over America and banged on tin pans cheering the news.