President Harry S. Truman on August 14, 1945 in remarks outside the White House after announcing the unconditional surrender of Japan.
“This is the day we have been waiting for since Pearl Harbor. This is the day when Fascism finally dies, as we always knew it would.”
Read more about the final days of World War II in this post on Hiroshima.
Here are Truman’s remarks after meeting Stalin in July 1945.