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Battleship New Jersey Celebrates World War II Victory Day Over Japan

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CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — The Battleship New Jersey celebrates WWI Victory Day with a 1940s era fanfare.

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Visitors will experience what life was like during the war, with re-enactments on the ship.

The victory day celebration ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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The festivities included a barbeque lunch and a Sinatra performance by Steve Ritrovato.

Victory day celebrates the announcement of the Japanese surrender on August 14th, 1945.

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Historically, the surrender is recognized for effectively ending World War II.

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