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United States congressional serial set: surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
(1946)

Part III. Surrender of Japan,   pp. [69]-111 ff.


Page 111

Victory always has its burdens and its responsi-
bilities as well as its rejoicing.
But we face the future and all its dangers with
great confidence and great hope. America can build
for itself a future of employment and security. To-
gether with the United Nations it can build a world
of peace founded on justice and fair dealing and
tolerance.
As President of the United States I proclaim
Sunday, September 2, 1945, to be VJ-day-the day
of formal surrender by Japan. It is not yet the day
for the formal proclamation of the end of the war or
of the cessation of hostilities. But it is a day which
we Americans shall always remember as a day of
retribution-as we remember that other day, the
day of infamy.
From this day we move forward. We move to-
ward a new era of security at home. With the other
United Nations we move toward a new and better
world of peace and international good will and coop-
eration.
God's help has brought us to this day of victory.
With His help we will attain that peace and pros-
perity for ourselves and all the world in the years
ahead.
II1
U. $. GOVERN'MENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1940


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