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VJ Day anniversary

Image: The mayor VJ Day EwellVictory over Japan Day (VJ Day) is the anniversary of Japan’s WW2 surrender, which came more than three months after Nazi Germany capitulated in Europe.

While VE Day marks the end of the Second World War in Europe, VJ Day signals the end of the Second World War entirely.

For this 75th anniversary on 15 August, wreaths were laid by the mayor of Epsom and Ewell, Councillor Humphrey Reynolds, at the Epsom War Memorial and at a short ceremony at the memorial St Mary’s Ewell.

The Ewell service, which was held in line with government guidance on social distancing, included the marking of two minute’s silence at 11am. The service was organised by the Royal British Legion and included veterans and serving personnel.

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