A message from HM Lord Lieutenant of Devon – 75th Anniversary of VJ Day 15th August 2020

On this the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan we remember all of those veterans of the Far East campaign. We particularly pay tribute to the armed forces personnel from across the UK and the Commonwealth, tens of thousands of whom fought and died including those held in prisoner of war camps.
The nation thanks them all and their families, for their service and sacrifice, continuing to fight in a truly difficult arena, whilst celebrations were taking place back home for the Victory in Europe.
We honour their bravery and commitment for what saw the end to World War II and freedom for the nation.