2011-08-04 / Front Page

Volunteers needed to raise, lower flags

Victory Day, a governor-sanctioned holiday that is only celebrated in the United States in Rhode Island, will commemorate the holiday once again on the island Monday.

The state holiday remembers two major events that occurred towards the end of WorldWarII:Theinitial an- nouncement of Japan’s surrender on Aug. 14, 1945, and Sept. 2, 1945, when the signing of the surrender document transpired.

Victory Day has been held on the second Monday of August each year in Rhode

Island since 1948.

Volunteers are needed to help raise more than

100 American flags at East Ferry Memorial Square on Aug. 8 at 7 a.m. Volunteers will also be needed to lower the flags at 3 p.m.

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