PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Rhode Island state offices are closed on Monday, in observanceof Victory Day.
Rhode Island isthe only state in the U.S. that continues to observe Victory Day,which marks the end of World War II.
State and municipal offices are closed, and RIPTA is running ona holiday bus schedule.
Federal offices are open, and mail delivery continues to operateas normal.
The holiday, established in 1946 by President Harry Truman, iscommonly known as "Victory over Japan Day" or "VJ Day".
Some critics say Victory Day should
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