WWII veterans to gather in Hawaii amid pandemic

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WWII veterans to gather in Hawaii amid pandemic

Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs the Japanese surrender documents on Sept. 2, 1945, aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Standing behind him are Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, left foreground, who surrendered Bataan to the Japanese, and British Lt. Gen. A. E. Percival, next to Wainwright, who surrendered Singapore, as they witness with other American and British officers the ceremony marking the end of World War II. Several dozen aging U.S. veterans, including some who were in Tokyo Bay on the day that ended World War II, will gather on the battleship in Pearl Harbor in September to mark the 75th anniversary of Japan’s surrender.

WWII veterans to gather in Hawaii amid pandemic

Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs the Japanese surrender documents on Sept. 2, 1945, aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Standing behind him are Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, left foreground, who surrendered Bataan to the Japanese, and British Lt. Gen. A. E. Percival, next to Wainwright, who surrendered Singapore, as they witness with other American and British officers the ceremony marking the end of World War II. Several dozen aging U.S. veterans, including some who were in Tokyo Bay on the day that ended World War II, will gather on the battleship in Pearl Harbor in September to mark the 75th anniversary of Japan’s surrender.