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Honolulu Council Livestreams 75th Anniversary of End to WWII

By Seapower staff

 

The Honolulu Council on Sept. 2 live-streamed the commemorative events from the Battleship Missouri, where 75 years ago the Japanese formally surrendered, ending World War II.

The stream on the council’s Facebook page, a cross-post with Hawaii News Now, started with a pre-event and then coverage of the event followed. The surrender ceremony was held on Sept. 2, 1945, aboard the Missouri, at which time officials from the Japanese government signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, thereby formally ending hostilities.