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Marking 75 years since the end of World War II

Event on USS Wisconsin will feature Navy fly-over
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Posted at 1:11 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 09:45:12-04

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.