May 8, 1945

President Truman proclaimed “complete and final victory” in the European theater “of the greatest war in history.” He cautioned, however, “the victory is but half won. The West is free, but the East is still in bondage to the treacherous tyranny of the Japanese.” … Mandell’s department store was among Clovis businesses celebrating Victory in Europe Day. … Clovis Transit Company claimed its red and white buses were “at your corner every 20 minutes to take you safely and comfortably almost anywhere you wish to go.”