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on Aug. 14, 1945, it was announced
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that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. Since then, both
Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 have been known
as Victory Over Japan Day, or simply
V-J Day. The term has also been used
for Sept. 2, 1945, when Japan's formal
surrender took place aboard the U.S.S.
Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay.
Rhode Island is the only state
with a holiday dedicated to V-J
Day; it is celebrated on the second
Monday in August. VJ-Day parades
are held in several other locations
across the United States, including Seymore, Indiana; Moosup,
Connecticut; and Arma, Kansas.
BY THE NUMBERS
38.8 - percent of U.S. servicemen and all
servicewomen that were volunteers
61.2 - percent that servicemen were draftees
$71.33 - average base pay for enlisted
"we have known the bitterness of defeat and
the exultation of triumph, and from both we
have learned there can be no turning back. we
must go forward to preserve in peace what we
won in war."
General Douglas MacArthur
~ Sept. 2, 1945
407,316 - number of U.S. military killed
671,278 - number of U.S. military wounded
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"we shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire.
neither the sudden shock of battle, nor the long-drawn
trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. give
us the tools and we will finish the job."
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
~ Feb. 9, 1941
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"After pondering deeply the general trends of the world and the actual conditions obtaining in our empire
today, we have decided to effect a settlement of the present situation by resorting to an extraordinary measure."
Japanese Emperor Hirohito
~ Aug. 15, 1945
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - July/August 2015
REBUILDING MOTOR CITY
THE REAL DETROIT
RAISING THE GRADE
FEDCON BRINGS CONTRACTORS AND AGENCY LEADERSHIP TOGETHER
2015 WILLIS CONSTRUCTION SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
PUTTING MOORE INTO SAFETY
THE ROAD TO SAFETY
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY APPS SAVE WORKER LIVES
DEEP SPACE FINE
TIME TO ENGAGE
COORDINATION LEADS TO TRIUMPH
AGC IN ACTION
A P3 PRIMER
MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS
THREE MUST HAVES IN A FLEET MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY NEWS
A LABOR OF LOVE
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2015 REGIONAL RESOURCE GUIDE
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
Constructor - July/August 2015