General Douglas MacArthur speaks on Victory in Japan (V-J) day, the end of World War II, after the Japanese surrender aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. The broadcast begins with a description of the scene given by an unidentified reporter. Before General MacArthur's speech, U.S. President Harry Truman speaks about the end of the war, the conflict between the United States and Japan, and his hopes for the future. He proclaims September 2, 1945 to be V-J Day.