What was Beaufort like on V-J Day? The only newspaper published in Beaufort County at the time was the weekly Beaufort Gazette which came out on Fridays. The Surrender of the Japanese Forces on August 14 was the topic of the next Beaufort Gazette issue on Friday, August 17, 1945. The banner headline proclaimed "PEACE ON EARTH."
Visit the National Spirit of '45 website for more information.