What's Open and Closed This Victory Day

Rhode Island still celebrates Victory Day? Seriously? Well, here's a guide on what's open and what's closed this VJ Day.

Rhode Island is still celebrating Victory Day? Really?

Rhode Island is still the only state in the country that observes the holiday previously known as Victory Over Japan Day or VJ Day. The holiday is held to observe Japan's surrender on Aug. 14, 1945 (North American time).

Whether you're not familiar with the day or you're celebrating a three-day weekend, here's a look at what's open and closed this holiday.


  • All state and other municipal offices
  • Banks: , and are all closed today.


  • Supermarkets, businesses are open at owner's discretion.
  • U.S. mail will be delivered as scheduled. U.S. Post Offices are open today.
  • Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) buses will also run on the holiday schedule today.
Stanley Farak August 13, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Hey Tuna man....Please check your figures. you're way off. By the way, the "trail of tears" march had a migher percentage of fatallities/casualties than the Bataan Death March, Senior Chief, USN Retired.
Stanley Farak August 13, 2012 at 08:05 PM
You've confused casualties with survivors.
Cape Crusader August 14, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Well I have to agree with Tuna Man about the way the editor's captions read. The comments Seriously and Really have no buisiness being in the head lines.
Tuna man August 14, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Stanley, Higher then 90%? 63,000, that is how many died on that march and they were not casualties but murdered by their captures. It didn't matter where in the areas of the world controlled by Japan the POW's were worked to death or just murdered when the Japanese were done with them. It was the same in Burma,Malaysia,China,Philippines and everywhere in between. The Japanese were savage and brutal where ever they went.
Stanley Farak August 14, 2012 at 05:45 PM
All records I find put the total at approx 25 percent, mostly Filipino. I'm curious as to your refernce material. Everything in the Ency Brit, goggle and bing challenge your figures.


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