Seventy-five years ago, on August 15, 1945, the Second World War was finally over and VP Day was gazetted.
The day, "Victory in the Pacific Day", commemorates Japan's unconditional surrender as Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's acceptance of the Allies' terms.
The 75th anniversary will mean a lot to so many Australians, in towns and cities right across the country.
The anniversary is especially significant for Garry Smellie, whose mother Lola Smellie - originally from Crookwell - served in the Australian Women's Land Army throughout WWII.
Mr Smellie, a Griffith local, described his mother's experiences within the AWLA.
"From looking at her enlistment papers, I think she was underage," Mr Smellie said.
"She was doing what she liked, working on different farms and I dare say they got into a bit of mischief. They kept the crops going which went overseas to the soldiers, it's just what they had to do."
Lola Smellie moved from Croowkwell to Sydney to work for the AWLA in a factory which made camouflage nets. After a short stint in the city, Ms Smellie relocated to Griffith, where she worked on the land at Hanwood to provide food for Australian military personnel and civilians.
"Without the Women's Land Army they would have been in trouble," Mr Smellie said.
"There was nobody there to do drive the tractors, do the work, pick the crops and that sort of thing.
"Without them, it would have been very difficult."
The Australian Women's Land Army were often overlooked in WWII history until 1981, when they were finally granted acceptance to march on ANZAC Day.
Lola Smellie says she thoroughly enjoyed her time in the AWLA. Being one of 12 children, she had been "bred tough" for a hard life on the land according to Garry.
Mr Smellie's grandfather Restyn and son-in-law Bryan are also servicemen, continuing on a long line of family tradition. To mark the 75th anniversary, Mr Smellie will be doing tours of the Griffith War Memorial Museum for anyone who is interested.
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