September 3rd victory day a reminder of history

September 3, 2014 6:17 AM

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BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Here is a look at how September 3rd came to be formalized as Victory Day in the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.

On August 15th, 1945, Japanese Emperor Hirohito gave a recorded radio address, in which he announced his country’s surrender. The surrender ceremony was held on September 2nd, aboard the American battleship, the USS Missouri. Officials from the Japanese government signed the Japanese Instrument of S...

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