Victory over Japan Day

Victory over Japan Day - 2023

On Tuesday 15 August 2023, The City of Wolverhampton Council and the Royal British Legion will gather at the St Peter’s Square Cenotaph to commemorate a significant occasion in history – Victory over Japan Day, also known as VJ Day. On this day, we will remember and honour the brave men and women who served and sacrificed during one of the most significant events of the 20th century – the end of World War II.

Remembering the forgotten

Many of the men and women who fought in the Far East consider themselves forgotten, compared to those who fought in Europe.

The war in the Far East, also commonly known as ‘the Burma Campaign’, was the longest campaign fought by the British and Commonwealth armies in the Second World War.

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