When I was running for McHenry County Treasurer in 1966 and State Rep. in the 1070’s, Woodstock had a VJ Day Parade.
The VJ stood for Victory in Japan.
I don’t know what year the parade ended, but at least the Chicago Tribune remembers that September 2nd is an important day in United States history.
Thanks to photos taken by the doctor whom now-deceased Wonder Lake Pharmacist Mate Sully Sullivan brought back from World War II , I can share parts of the day with you.
You can see the other photos Donald B. Sullivan brought home, as well as Sullivan’s obituary here.