Rhode Island Alone Celebrates Victory Day, Debate Lingers

Every few years, state residents debate changing the name of Victory Day or doing away with it entirely.

  • Published 13 August 2018
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is marking the end of World War II as a state holiday, although it remains the only state in the U.S. to do so. Every few years, state residents debate changing the name of Victory Day or doing away with it entirely. Rhode Island made the day an official holiday in 1948, commemorating the announcement of Japan’s surrender — the holiday is now observed on the second Monday of…

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