Postcard, Omer Morin, Bruxelles (Brussels), August 15, 1945

Contributed by Patricia Morin through Franco-American Collection

Postcard, Omer Morin, Bruxelles (Brussels), August 15, 1945

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This postcard was written by Omer Morin of Lewiston to his wife, Yvette, while Omer was serving in the U.S. Army's ordinance division during the Second World War. This correspondence is dated August 15, 1945, the day Japan surrendered to the United States, ending the War - in Europe this date is still commemorated as "Victory over Japan Day", or V-J Day (May 8 was denoted "V-E Day" for "Victory in Europe"). On the postcard, Morin writes:

"My Darling:
I will write tomorrow. This place is very nice and a good time to be home. I should be in another Redeployment camp by Sunday. Happy the war is over. Love, Omer."

Like most Franco-Americans of their generation, Omer and Yvette were bilingual.

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About This Item

  • Title: Postcard, Omer Morin, Bruxelles (Brussels), August 15, 1945
  • Creation Date: 1945-08-15
  • Subject Date: 1945-08-15
  • Local Name: Bruxelles
  • Town: Brussels, Lewiston
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 10 cm x 15 cm
  • Local Code: 2013.33.1
  • Object Type: Text and Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Franco-American Collection
USM, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 753-6545

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