It was a day of uncontrollable rejoicing, where people throughout Europe and in the States took to the streets, laughing, shouting, singing, and even hugging each other, whether friend or stranger. The war in the Pacific continued until Japan surrendered in August, but, after nearly six long years, the war in Europe was over.
“But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
‘The Lord is great!'”