Victory Day is a holiday observed in the United States state of Rhode Island with state offices closed on the second Monday of August. Furthermore, in 2017, WPRI-TV claimed that Arkansas (which stopped celebrating the day in 1975) and Rhode Island were the only two states ever to celebrate the holiday. However, Arkansas’s name for the holiday was “World War II Memorial Day.”
The holiday celebrates the conclusion of World War II and is related to Victory over Japan Day in the United Kingdom and regions of the United States. Rhode Island retains the date as a formal state holiday in tribute to the number of sailors it sent and lost on the Pacific front.
More than one in ten of the states’ residents served in the war, and 2,340 (671 Navy or Marines) were killed. In 2015, the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama honored 500 veterans on the 70th anniversary of the war’s end.
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