R.I. Last State Still Marking V-J Day

R.I. Last State Still Marking V-J Day

There are 16 comments on the WBT-AM Charlotte story from Aug 13, 2006, titled R.I. Last State Still Marking V-J Day. In it, WBT-AM Charlotte reports that:

Church bells rang. Whistles at fire stations and mill factories sounded. People poured into the streets, waving flags and honking car horns.

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Richard Hernandez

Corpus Christi, TX

#1 Aug 15, 2006
I'm a Texan, I read about R.I. still marking the V-J Day. How American is that, to think a state in this day and age still has the courage to stand up to the rest. This is refreshing, afterall, this is in the great celebration, of the soldiers that still live today, that fought for that right to celebrate as my dad is a WW-2 vet also. It is something for you all to be very proud of, and I tip my Texan hat to you. Keep up that great tradition.
Paul Scorpio

Providence, RI

#2 Sep 23, 2006
Victory over Japan day.

Looking at all the Sony, Mitsubishi, Toyota and every other product coming out of Japan, just who is celebrating the victory.
Chris Mollo

Chepachet, RI

#3 Aug 12, 2007
Who cares what call it, it's a day off, that's all I care about.
Joan Tullie

Cranston, RI

#4 Jun 25, 2008
My father fought in WWII and was proud to do so. If we discontue this holiday it tells our proud veterans that we don't respect the sacrifices that they made. Let's not forget them!!
Rebecca

Kowloon, Hong Kong

#5 Jan 14, 2009
You people are retarded, ignorant and extremely racist. I'm going to start celebrating 9/11

Since: Jan 09

AOL

#6 Jan 17, 2009
were raccist and i dont think your in hong kong eaither rebecca your just a nother troll.

no move along little boy

Since: Jan 09

AOL

#7 Jan 17, 2009
Rebecca wrote:
You people are retarded, ignorant and extremely racist. I'm going to start celebrating 9/11
oh one more thing the police and fire departments all ready have that day off arround hear in case you have not hurd
a rhode islander

Cumberland, RI

#8 Aug 22, 2009
i would like to believe that it is still celebrated here out of respect etc. but the truth is it's just an excuse for the state government to take a day off
don't be fooled by rhode island, our state government is just a bunch of corrupt and greedy jerks with only a few exceptions
Tom

Bridgewater, MA

#9 Feb 28, 2010
Reply to Paul Scorpio:
Japan and West Germany rebounded economically because the Allies allowed them to. See East Germany for contrast.
Don

Mullica Hill, NJ

#10 Jul 12, 2010
VJ-Day celebrates the end of war and commemorates the sacrifices that US men and women made in that time. I am proud to be a Rhode Islander who celebrates it every year. Do not let the liberal loons convince you that historical facts are racist because they mention the name of a country. Should the 4th of July be canceled? Is it different because Brits look more like us? Political Correctness is not only silly, it is dangerous in that it forces idiots to whitewash history so as not to offend anyone.
Jackie

United States

#11 Aug 9, 2010
Don wrote:
VJ-Day celebrates the end of war and commemorates the sacrifices that US men and women made in that time. I am proud to be a Rhode Islander who celebrates it every year. Do not let the liberal loons convince you that historical facts are racist because they mention the name of a country. Should the 4th of July be canceled? Is it different because Brits look more like us? Political Correctness is not only silly, it is dangerous in that it forces idiots to whitewash history so as not to offend anyone.
I agree with you!
Most people don't even know about the holiday so I don't know why everyone is making a big deal. It is not racist it is a celebration of our American Soldiers not a put down on the Japanese.
Mark

Smithfield, RI

#12 Aug 9, 2010
Rebecca wrote:
You people are retarded, ignorant and extremely racist. I'm going to start celebrating 9/11
Rebecca, it's the nationality...the NATION of Japan we are talking about. It's not racial. You should really try and ignore the poison of political correctness and the overall pernicious influence of the very destructive 1960's generation.
kkk

Cumberland, RI

#13 Aug 7, 2011
Rebecca wrote:
You people are retarded, ignorant and extremely racist. I'm going to start celebrating 9/11
you are so lame rebecca
blah

Ravena, NY

#14 Aug 10, 2011
....."Victory Day is not a day to express satisfaction in the destruction and death caused by nuclear bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki"...
...but it sure is a GREAT excuse for Rhode Islanders to FLEECE out-of-state tourists at it state parks and beaches.....
usa

Warwick, RI

#15 Aug 10, 2014
Rebecca wrote:
You people are retarded, ignorant and extremely racist. I'm going to start celebrating 9/11
Rebecca u r a scumbag I hope someone flys a plane into your famlys building so I can see them jump to there death
Scoop

Warwick, RI

#16 Jan 31, 2015
Hell Yeah! Celebrating the first atomic weapons used ever in the world. Go Rhode Island. Next I'll be picking cotton on the plantation for room and board. It's always good to remember history least we forget.

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