When Japan surrendered on August 14, 1945 and the war was finally over, Minnesotans rejoiced in the peace in a variety of ways. Some took to the streets to join friends and neighbors in raucous celebration while others attended spontaneous prayer services in local churches.
This photograph shows a group of young women giving thanks in a Minneapolis church on V-J Day.
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
Identifer: location E448.17 r10