Atlanta, 1945

I came across a pretty cool photograph of a ticker tape parade in downtown Atlanta, celebrating the end of World War II. The Allied Victory in Europe (or V-E Day) took place on May 7, 1945. It is not clear exactly when this parade took place, but I am guessing it was sometime in Summer or Fall of 1945.

It is interesting to see the likes of this parade on the streets of Atlanta; It doesn’t seem like we get this excited about anything these days. Sometimes it seems like we spend too much time arguing, and not enough time celebrating things together.

2 Comments so far

  1. Adam (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

    There are pictures of this same parade in the lobby of 101 Marietta Street (black building with the inverted V on top). There are also other nice historical pictures on display. Worth the look if you’re in the area (not worth a special trip though).

  2. Annie (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 8:44 am

    Thanks, Adam. Funny, i never knew where that building was, streetwise. It is just one of those landmarks I see from a distance.

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