The Mayor of Bolton will be leading Bolton’s VJ Day commemorations on Saturday 15 August, the 70th anniversary of Victory in Japan.
The VJ Day service will be conducted in Victoria Square at 10.55am by the Venerable Alan Wolstencroft. The Mayor of Bolton and veterans will then lay wreaths on the Cenotaph.
The national anthem will then be played.
Councillor Carole Swarbrick, Mayor of Bolton said: “I am looking forward to leading the service and seeing all of Bolton represented. VJ Day is an important date in the year's calendar as it gives us all a chance to commemorate the end of the war in Japan. This year is even more significant, as it marks 70 years since the day when victory was declared in Japan. I would encourage all Boltonians to show their support and come along to the event.”
Residents are invited to attend the VJ Day ceremony at 10.55am. There will be also be a copy of the Instrument of Surrender available for the public to view in the Bolton History Centre at the Museum. This is the written agreement that formalized the surrender of the Empire of Japan and the end of the Second World War.