Friday, August 19, 2011

1945 Victory in Japan Parade In Honolulu


Here’s a great video of a Spontaneous Victory in Japan Parade in Honolulu, on VJ Day August 14,1945. Take a look at this video – it’s absolutely fabulous!  Notice the cars, jeeps, and youth. How young they all were to do what they did.  This guy really captured a moment in history! (You can listen to Jimmy Durante singing, "I'll be Seeing You" in the background)  This is a super video of a time we need to remember and be THANKFUL. Check out the color fidelity. It's not bad for 1945.  Nothing will ever compare with Kodachrome film.

Here is the generation of are our parents and grandparents. THEIR BRAVE GENERATION SAVED AMERICA! Most of the 1945-generation have passed on. Over a million of them died fighting in: France, Germany, Italy, Africa, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, New Britain, Okinawa, the great Sea and Air battles, etc. Those who survived, returned, and built the greatest economy in the world! I GET TEARS IN MY EYES WHEN I THINK ABOUT WHAT OUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS DID FOR US and AMERICA! The few remaining are now in their late eighties and nineties, and their numbers are rapidly dwindling. 

The following video Thanks to WWII Vets is an excellent trailer for an upcoming documentary in November 2011, which I feel presents an excellent follow-up to the VJ Day video above:
I often wonder what these great Americans are thinking today, as they watch our generation, their children, battle over what’s left of their huge sacrifice and hard work? I continue to ask myself, What Have We Done?

Thank you for watching, 

Dan Reed - American Citizen


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