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A view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas (TX). This is the front of the Old Spanish Mission Fort where 189 defenders sacrificed their lives and fought to the death rather than surrender to the forces of the Mexican General Santa Anna in the year 1836

A view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Tex...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Antonio State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, CIV Release Status: Released to ... more

A nighttime view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas (TX). This is the front of the Old Spanish Mission Fort where 189 defenders sacrificed their lives and fought to the death rather than surrender to the forces of the Mexican General Santa Anna in the year 1836

A nighttime view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San An...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Antonio State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, CIV Release Status: Released to ... more

Scene during surrender of the German fleet

Scene during surrender of the German fleet

British Photographs of World War I

Scene during surrender of the German fleet

Scene during surrender of the German fleet

British Photographs of World War I

Airplanes - Flight - On guard against U-boats from air and sea. Now that there is no need of hushing any longer, we are able to produce vivid proof for the surrender of the German fleet rather than "come out" and face the Allied navies. This remarkable photograph shows a British aeroplane leaving its rendezvous aboard  battleship in search of undersea craft

Airplanes - Flight - On guard against U-boats from air and sea. Now th...

Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Airplanes - Flight

Armistice - Armistice - Metz once ceded to Germany now in American History. The surrender of Metz to the Hun forces in 1870. The French general rides out to give up his sword to the German commandant while the French troops evacuate to the fortress
Armistice - Armistice - The surrender of Sedan in 1870 reversed in 1918. Faint hearted at the severe terms that were being imposed upon their beloved country the French plenipotentiaries slowly pass from the peace table while the haughty Hun looks on and Bismarck squats in a chair as though he were there to stay. Today the tables are turned, for the Sedan of 1870 passes into the hands of democartic America by capture in place of an autocratic Germany
Ceremonies - Washington - Wil demonstration on Germany surrender report. From early morning the celebration of the surrender was celebrated throughout the United States. A crowd of U.S. Treasury employees passing down Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, in a government motor truck

Ceremonies - Washington - Wil demonstration on Germany surrender repor...

Photographer: Central News Service Ceremonies - Washington

Photograph of the U.S.S. Missouri as It Enters Tokyo Bay for the Surrender Ceremony

Photograph of the U.S.S. Missouri as It Enters Tokyo Bay for the Surre...

General Photographic File of the Department of Navy

Photograph of the Archivist of the United States, Dr. Wayne C. Grover, the Netherlands Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency E. N. van Kleffens, and the Counselor of the Netherlands Embassy, Dr. N. A. C. Slotemaker, and the Surrender Documents that ended World War II

Photograph of the Archivist of the United States, Dr. Wayne C. Grover,...

Original caption: Photograph of the Archivist of the United States, Dr. Wayne C. Grover, the Netherlands Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency E. N. van Kleffens, and the Counselor of the Netherlands ... more

Photograph of United Nations Ceremony at the National Archives. A young Nisei Boy Scout viewing Japanese surrender documents.

Photograph of United Nations Ceremony at the National Archives. A youn...

Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

A plaque mounted on board the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) commemorating the surrender of Japan to end World War II on September 2, 1945. The MISSOURI is undergoing reactivation/modernization work prior to recommissioning

A plaque mounted on board the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) commemor...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Beach Naval Shipyard State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Randy Hayes Release Status: ... more

Recommissioning guests photograph the plaque aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) that marks the site of the Japanese surrender during World War II

Recommissioning guests photograph the plaque aboard the battleship USS...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Relea... more

Crewmen polish the plaque marking the site of surrender by the Japanese during World War II aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). The ship is preparing to depart from San Francisco after its recommissioning

Crewmen polish the plaque marking the site of surrender by the Japanes...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco Bay State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: R... more

Crew members aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) polish the ship's plaque commemorating the signing of the Japanese surrender of World War II.  The MISSOURI is on an around-the-world shakedown cruise after being recommissioned

Crew members aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) polish the shi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Sydney State: New South Wales Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Ron Bayles, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

Crew members aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) polish the ship's plaque commemorating the signing of the Japanese surrender of World War II.  The MISSOURI is on an around-the-world shakedown cruise after being recommissioned

Crew members aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) polish the shi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Sydney State: New South Wales Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Ron Bayles, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

Crew members aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) scrub the plaque commemorating the Japanese surrender to the Allies in World War II. The ship is on a cruise around the world

Crew members aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) scrub the plaq...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hobart State: Tasmania Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Paul T. Erickson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

Captain (CAPT) Larry R. Seaquist, commanding officer of the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63), shows President Mario Soares of Portugal and Portuguese naval officers the plaque marking the site of the Japanese surrender during World War II

Captain (CAPT) Larry R. Seaquist, commanding officer of the battleship...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Lisbon Country: Portugal (PRT) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Don Koralewski Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Crew members polish the World War II Japanese surrender commemorative plaque aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63)

Crew members polish the World War II Japanese surrender commemorative ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Missouri (BB 63) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Ronald Bayles Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Iraqi soldiers surrender to advancing elements of the 1ST Marine Division during the third day of the ground offensive phase of Operation Desert Storm

Iraqi soldiers surrender to advancing elements of the 1ST Marine Divis...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: Lance CPL. R. Price Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

A close-up view of the plaque aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63) that commemorates the end of World War II. The official surrender by Japan took place aboard the MISSOURI on Sep. 2, 1945, with Shigemitsu Mamoru, representative of the Japanese emperor, signing surrender documents in the presence of ADM Chester Nimitz, representing the United States Navy, and GEN Douglas MacArthur, acting as the supreme commander of Allied forces for the proceeding

A close-up view of the plaque aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-6...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Long Beach State: California(CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: JOC(Aw) Gloria Montgomery Rel... more

US Marines, armed with M-60 machine guns and M-16A2 rifles, conduct a building-to-building sweep of the weapons cantonment area seized in an early morning raid. As the 6:00 a.m. deadline to surrender the area was ignored, US Marines from Task Force Mogadishu surrounded and seized GEN. Aideed's weapons cantonment area in the northern part of the capital city

US Marines, armed with M-60 machine guns and M-16A2 rifles, conduct a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Modadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry C. Mitchell Release Status: Released t... more

US Marines run for cover as sniper shots ring out in the compound. The Marines, armed with M203 grenade launchers attached to M16A2 rifles and an AT8 light anti-tank weapon, are attempting to secure Somali Warlord GEN. Aideed's weapons cantonment area. The Marines from Task capital city, after a 6:00 a.m. surrender deadline, were ignored by Somali nationals in the compound

US Marines run for cover as sniper shots ring out in the compound. The...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Modadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry C. Mitchell Release Status: Released t... more

A US Marine from Task Force Mogadishu stands guard over Somali nationals captured at the early morning raid of GEN. Aideed's weapons cantonment area. The Marines surrounded and seized the area after a 6:00 a.m. surrender deadline was ignored

A US Marine from Task Force Mogadishu stands guard over Somali nationa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Modadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry C. Mitchell Release Status: Released t... more

An aerial view of historic Fort McHenry guarding the harbor entrance. It was here, in August 1814, that Francis Scott Key wrote the National 'Anthem at dawn's early light after he had watched British naval forces bombard the fort all night long without forcing its surrender. The American defends unfurled a large American flag and the British Admiral in charge gave up and sailed home

An aerial view of historic Fort McHenry guarding the harbor entrance. ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Baltimore State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Marty Goppert/Don S. Montgomery Release Status: Re... more

Representatives from Randolph AFB, Lackland AFB, and Fort Sam Houston wave to the crowd estimated at 30,000 people. The two-day V+50 celebration marks the 50th anniversary of the Japanese surrender. Standing from left are: STAFF SGT. Daniel Spangler and TECH. SGT. Nancy Martin from Lackland AFB, SGT. Arnes, STAFF SGT. Craig Taylor from Fort Sam Houston, and CAPT. Jonathan Stern from Randolph AFB

Representatives from Randolph AFB, Lackland AFB, and Fort Sam Houston ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fredericksburg State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: O. J. Sanchez Release Status: Released to Public... more

As a surrendering "enemy" is captured at Lemieux Army Training Range, SENIOR AIRMAN William Englebert (foreground) and another security policeman from the 564th Missile Squadron sit behind the brush to stay out of view and ready to return fire with their M-16 rifles in case the surrender is an enemy trick

As a surrendering "enemy" is captured at Lemieux Army Training Range, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: MARAUDER 1995 Base: Limestone Hills State: Montana (MT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA J... more

US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN William Englebert (foreground) and another security policeman from the 564th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, stay out of view and ready to return fire in case the surrender is an enemy trick as a surrendering "enemy" is captured during a training exercise at Lemieux Army Training Range, Montana

US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN William Englebert (foreground) and another ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Lemieux Army Training Range State: Montana (MT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA John Turner, Jr., USAF Releas... more

Iraqi fighters surrender with their hands in the air along Highway 27 near An Nu'maniyah, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Iraqi fighters surrender with their hands in the air along Highway 27 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Paul L. Anstine Ii, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

Iraqi fighters surrender to US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel with their hands in the air along Highway 27 near An Nu'maniyah, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Iraqi fighters surrender to US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel with thei...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Paul L. Anstine Ii, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

Iraqi fighters surrender with their hands in the air along Highway 27 near An Nu'maniyah, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Iraqi fighters surrender with their hands in the air along Highway 27 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Paul L. Anstine Ii, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

A hand-sketched illustration by US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Jack M. Carrillo, showing Iraqis waving the white flags of surrender, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A hand-sketched illustration by US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Jack M. Carrillo, USMC Release Status: Released t... more

US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) scans the area for signs of movement after firing his M2HB .50 caliber machine gun at a building in Mosul, Iraq, in which Uday and Qusay Hussein, the Sons of Saddam Hussein, have barricaded themselves and refused to surrender to authorities

US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air As...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Mosul Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Curtis G. Hargrave, USA Release Status: Released to... more

Convoys of armed US Army (USA) High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) merge on the location as USA 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers prepare to fire a Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided (TOW) missile at a building in Mosul, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The building in which Uday and Qusay Hussein, the Sons of Saddam Hussein, have barricaded themselves and refused to surrender to authorities

Convoys of armed US Army (USA) High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Mosul Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 101ST AIRBORNE Scene Camera Operator: SGT Curtis G.... more

US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepare to fire a Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided (TOW) missile at a building in Mosul, Iraq, in which Uday and Qusay Hussein, the Sons of Saddam Hussein, have barricaded themselves and refused to surrender to authorities

US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air As...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Mosul Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SSG William Armstrong, USA Release Status: Released to ... more

US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) fire a Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided (TOW) missile at a building in Mosul, Iraq, in which Uday and Qusay Hussein, the Sons of Saddam Hussein, have barricaded themselves and refused to surrender to authorities

US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air As...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Mosul Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Curtis G. Hargrave, USA Release Status: Released to... more

US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) look on as a Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided (TOW) missile strikes the side of a building where Uday and Qusay Hussein, the Sons of Saddam Hussein, have barricaded themselves inside and refused to surrender to authorities

US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air As...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Mosul Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Curtis G. Hargrave, USA Release Status: Released to... more

US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepare to fire a Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided (TOW) missile at a building in Mosul, Iraq, in which Uday and Qusay Hussein, the Sons of Saddam Hussein, have barricaded themselves and refused to surrender to authorities

US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air As...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Mosul Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SSG William Armstrong, USA Release Status: Released to ... more

Mr. Kiyokazu Tsuchida (left), a former World War II (WWII) Japanese Army Soldier, and US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) Arthur J. Johnson, Commander, US Naval Region Marianas, meet and embrace during a ceremony commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu, held at Peleliu Island, Guam. Mr. Tsuchida, who was stationed on the island in 1944 hid in the Islands cave and jungles for nearly two years after the war ended and did not surrender to American forces until April 1947

Mr. Kiyokazu Tsuchida (left), a former World War II (WWII) Japanese Ar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Peleliu Island State: Guam (GU) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2(Aw) Nathanael T. Miller, Usn Release Status: ... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, greets U.S. Navy personnel prior to the 60th Anniversary commemoration celebration of V-Jay held at North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado, Calif. on Aug. 30, 2005. President George W. Bush spoke at the event to commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender ending World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, greets U.S. Na...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, US... more

An individual at the 60th Anniversary commemoration celebration of V-J Day gets a warm reassuring greeting from The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, prior to the event at North Island, Naval Air Station, Coronado, Calif. on Aug. 30, 2005.  The event marked the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender ending World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

An individual at the 60th Anniversary commemoration celebration of V-J...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, US... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, watches the opening ceremony for the 60th Anniversary commemoration celebration of V-J Day, held at North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado, Calif. on Aug. 30, 2005.  The event marked the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender ending World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, watches the op...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, US... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, greets U.S. Navy personnel prior to the 60th Anniversary commemoration celebration of V-J Day held at North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado, Calif. on Aug. 30, 2005. President George W. Bush spoke at the event to commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender ending World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, greets U.S. Na...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, US... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, greets attendees at the 60th Anniversary commemoration celebration of V-J Day at North Island, Naval Air Station, Coronado, Calif. on Aug. 30, 2005.  The event marked the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender ending World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, greets attende...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, US... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, greets a World War II attendee prior to the 60th Anniversary commemoration celebration of V-J Day, held at North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado, Calif. on Aug. 30, 2005.  The event marked the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender ending World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, greets a World...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, US... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, listens to the invocation during a 60th Anniversary commemoration celebration of V-J Day held at North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado, Calif. on Aug. 30, 2005. President George Bush spoke at the event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender ending World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, listens to the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, US... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, poses for a picture with Joe Browning, a senior field advisor for Congressman Duncan Hunter, Republican of California, during a 60th Anniversary commemoration celebration of V-J Day held at North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado, Calif. on Aug. 30, 2005.  The event marked the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender ending World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, poses for a pi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, US... more

U.S. Army retired GEN. John W. Vessey (left), MAJ. GEN. Robert Swann (center), Commander Military District of Washington, and The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, prepare to lay a wreath at the World War II Memorial on Sept. 2, 2005, in Washington, D.C. The wreath ceremony was part of evening events in D.C. to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of VJ Day.  The event commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Japanese surrender, formally ending World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

U.S. Army retired GEN. John W. Vessey (left), MAJ. GEN. Robert Swann (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: National Mall State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Rele... more

U.S. Army retired GEN. John W. Vessey (left), MAJ. GEN. Robert Swann (center), Commander Military District of Washington, and The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, prepare to lay a wreath at the World War II Memorial on Sept. 2, 2005, in Washington, D.C. The wreath ceremony was part of evening events in D.C. to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of VJ Day.  The event commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Japanese surrender, formally ending World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

U.S. Army retired GEN. John W. Vessey (left), MAJ. GEN. Robert Swann (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: National Mall State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Rele... more

Retired U.S. Army GEN. John W. Vessey (left), MAJ. GEN. Robert Swann, Commander Military District of Washington, and The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right) enter the World War II Memorial on Sept. 2, 2005, in Washington, District of Columbia prior to a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of V-J Day.  The event commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender, which ended World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

Retired U.S. Army GEN. John W. Vessey (left), MAJ. GEN. Robert Swann, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: National Mall State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Rele... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, pays respect to the presentation of colors at the National Mall, Washington, D.C., on Sept. 2, 2005, during a Department of Defense ceremony to pay tribute to World War II veterans and families. The event commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Japanese surrender, formally ending World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, pays respect t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: National Mall State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Rele... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, watches the anniversary of V-J Day being celebrated at the National Mall, in the District of Columbia, on Sept. 2, 2005, during a Department of Defense ceremony paying tribute to World War II veterans and families. The event commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender that ended World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, watches the an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: National Mall State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Rele... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, pays respect to the presentation of the colors at the National Mall, in District of Columbia, on Sept. 2, 2005, during a Department of Defense ceremony to pay tribute to World War II veterans and families. The event also commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender that ended World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, pays respect t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: National Mall State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Rele... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, addresses a crowd at the National Mall, in the District of Columbia, on Sept. 2, 2005, during a Department of Defense ceremony paying tribute to World War II veterans and families. The event commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender that ended World War II. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, addresses a cr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: National Mall State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Rele... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, greets a World War Two Veteran at the National Mall, Washington, D.C. on Sept. 2, 2005, during a Department of Defense ceremony to pay tribute to these veterans and their families. The event commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Japanese surrender, formally ending the war.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, greets a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Release S... more

Retired U.S. Army GEN. John W. Vessey (left), MAJ. GEN. Robert Swann, Commander Military District of Washington, and The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right) enter the World War II Memorial on Sept. 2, 2005, in Washington, District of Columbia prior to a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of V-J Day.  The event commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender, which ended World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

Retired U.S. Army GEN. John W. Vessey (left), MAJ. GEN. Robert Swann, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: National Mall State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Rele... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, addresses a crowd at the National Mall, in the District of Columbia, on Sept. 2, 2005, during a Department of Defense ceremony paying tribute to World War II veterans and families. The event commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender that ended World War II.(U.S. Air Force PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)r Force) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, addresses a cr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: National Mall, Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, is welcomed to North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego, Calif., by senior U.S. Navy officials on Aug. 30, 2005.  Secretary Rumsfeld was in California for a commemoration celebration of V-J Day, an event that marked the 60th Anniversary of the Japanese formal surrender ending World War II.  (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, is welcomed to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, US... more