Political Correctness Again
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Church bells rang. Whistles at fire stations and mill factories sounded. People poured into the streets, waving flags and honking car horns. It was Aug. 14, 1945 -- the day Americans learned that Japan had surrendered, ending the costliest conflict in human history. ''It was pandemonium with happiness,'' remembered John Lucas, a World War II veteran.
Today, Rhode Island will again observe the end of World War II, the only state still celebrating Victory Day, commonly referred to as Victory over Japan Day, or V-J Day.
Critics say it's discriminatory, and would like to eliminate the holiday or at least remove its reference to Japan. [emphasis added - SCC] Veterans groups remain committed.
To call celebrating V-J Day discriminatory shows just how far the insane supporters of political correctness have sunk their tentacles into our history. One of the greatest and finest moments in American history is reduced to a small town in Rhode Island that remembers what we were fighting and how we won the greatest victory in world history.