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World War II veterans, their families and officials Thursday marked a ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary for Japan's formal surrender on battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor.
On board the same battleship, which was anchored in Japan's Tokyo Bay on 2th.
Sept, 1945, Japan formally signed surrender papers. The battleship now houses a museum and is permanently moored at Pearl Harbor. Just behind it is the USS Arizona, which sank in the Japanese attack that pushed the U.S. into the war in 1941. The two ships are the bookends of World War II.
Missouri speaks of America's triumphant victory while the two ships together send a strong message that Americans along with the people worldwide endure hardships,persevere and emerge victorious.