NORFOLK, Va. - The United States will mark 75 years since the end of World War II with special ceremonies Wednesday.
The Virginia WWI & WWII Commemoration Commission hosted a virtual ceremony live-streamed from the deck of the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk.
The Japanese document of surrender to Allied Powers was signed on September 2, 1945 at 9:08am aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
Wisconsin is a sister-ship to the Missouri.
To mark the exact time of the surrender, the ceremony will feature a flyover by two F/A -18F Super Hornets assigned to VFA-213, the "Blacklions," at Naval Air Station Oceana.
It also featured a reading from General Douglas MacArthur's speech from the day of the surrender, as well as remote remarks from significant WWII sites around Virginia.
You can watch the ceremony here.
VIDEO: Today marks 75 years since end of #WWII. At 9:08am, the Japanese surrender document was signed on USS Missouri. To mark occasion, @flynavy performed flyover with @nas_oceana jets over ceremony on Missouri’s sister ship USS Wisconsin @NauticusNorfolk https://t.co/Igus36iBDh pic.twitter.com/CE6pp9Yylq— Todd Corillo (@ToddCorillo) September 2, 2020