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Ige signs on for 75th anniversary plans celebrating end of WWII

  • Video by William Cole and Dennis Oda; Courtesy footage by U.S. Department of Defense

    Gov. David Ige announced Wednesday a blue-ribbon leadership committee to oversee the upcoming commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Gov. David Ige announced Wednesday the establishment of a blue- ribbon committee that will oversee the Hawaii portion of the upcoming 75th commemoration of the end of World War II. He signed the official proclamation on the deck of the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Gov. David Ige announced Wednesday the establishment of a blue- ribbon committee that will oversee the Hawaii portion of the upcoming 75th commemoration of the end of World War II. He signed the official proclamation on the deck of the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

  • U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES / SEPT. 2, 1945 
                                Above, thousands of sailors witnessed the signing of the surrender documents on Sept. 2, 1945.

    U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES / SEPT. 2, 1945

    Above, thousands of sailors witnessed the signing of the surrender documents on Sept. 2, 1945.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mike Carr, left, president and CEO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Gov. David Ige and Steven W. Colon looked over the replicas of the papers Wednesday that were signed to end WWII.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mike Carr, left, president and CEO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Gov. David Ige and Steven W. Colon looked over the replicas of the papers Wednesday that were signed to end WWII.

At the same spot on the battleship USS Missouri where Gen. Douglas MacArthur signed his signature to Japan’s surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, Gov. David Ige on Wednesday sat at a similar table to kick off planning for events celebrating those who won the hard-fought peace and paved the way for an enduring reconciliation. Read more

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