Honoring Our Veterans

Written by
Kyle Sherman
Published on
June 25, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDT June 25, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDTth, June 25, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDT

“The plaque for our shadow box honoring our family’s WWI and WWII veterans was the absolute perfect final touch to it.”

V-J Day, a day in history that marks the end of WWII. V-J Day stands for “Victory Over Japan Day,” the historic moment on August 14, 1945 when Japanese Emperor Hirohito cables the U.S. to surrender, agreeing to the terms of the Potsdam Declaration. August 14, 1945 is also the day photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt snaps one of the most famous war pictures ever taken, published in Life Magazine with the caption, In New York’s Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers. What a moment, right?

For Tim Mullins and the Kasbarian family, honoring their veterans of both WWI and WWII takes the form of a beautiful shadow box adorning a wall of their home, lovingly memorialized with a plaque.

“The shadowbox came out perfect and I thought you all would appreciate seeing the finished product,” Tim tells us. “PlaqueMaker did a phenomenal job at an incredible price.”

As a former web business owner and current webmaster, Tim knows quality products and service at the right price, and he thinks PlaqueMaker provides it all. “I compared you to more than seven other plaque sites, and PlaqueMaker is the only one that had the size we needed for an excellent price, compared to the others,” he says. “Thank you for being an honest, affordable, high-quality company! You truly exude the philosophy that I have: under-promise and over-deliver. We definitely got more than we expected.”

And we thank and honor your family’s WWI and WWII veterans, Tim –for their bravery and their service!

As history tells it, after the first-ever atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945 followed by a second atomic bomb dropped over Nagasaki on August 9, news of Japan’s surrender is announced to the world on August 15. The Japanese formally surrender on September 2, aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay and President Truman declares this to be V-J Day. Whatever day you claim as your own, America started to remember right there in New York’s Times Square on August 14, 1945.