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FInAL InsPectIon V-J Day AUGUST 14/15 on Aug. 14, 1945, it was announced © ISToCkPhoTo.Com | vuk8691 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. SOURCE: www.history.com BY THE NUMBERS 38.8 - percent of U.S. servicemen and all servicewomen that were volunteers during WWII 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 servicemen 407,316 - number of U.S. military killed 671,278 - number of U.S. military wounded THIS WAY Follow us on Twitter @constructormag for continuous construction news. "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 Visit www.constructormagazine.com for up-to-date news and web exclusives! Subscribe to the print edition of the magazine and you'll receive constructor monthly, an eNewsletter delivered right to your inbox, filled with timely news and helpful articles: http://store.agc.org/AGC-Branding/ Constructor-Magazine. "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 162 constructor | Ju ly/ Au g u st 2015 http://www.ISToCkPhoTo.Com http://www.history.com http://www.constructormagazine.com http://store.agc.org/AGC-Branding/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - July/August 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
CEO’S LETTER
REBUILDING MOTOR CITY
THE REAL DETROIT
RAISING THE GRADE
FEDCON BRINGS CONTRACTORS AND AGENCY LEADERSHIP TOGETHER
HOOKED UP
2015 WILLIS CONSTRUCTION SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
PUTTING MOORE INTO SAFETY
SIMONSON SAYS
THE ROAD TO SAFETY
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY APPS SAVE WORKER LIVES
DEEP SPACE FINE
TIME TO ENGAGE
COORDINATION LEADS TO TRIUMPH
AGC IN ACTION
TREASURE TROVE
A P3 PRIMER
MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS
THREE MUST HAVES IN A FLEET MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY NEWS
A LABOR OF LOVE
TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX
BEYOND THESE PAGES
UPCOMING EVENTS
2015 REGIONAL RESOURCE GUIDE
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
FINAL INSPECTION

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