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A young woman embraces a US soldier at a train station in New Hope, Connecticut, 1945

A young woman embraces a US soldier at a train station in New Hope, Connecticut, 1945

This really is one of the most joyous photos out there. You can see the thrill on everyone’s faces as they gaze on the happiness of this young couple as they embrace. As World War 2 came to an end in 1945 many young men returned home unsure if they’re girlfriends and wives would be waiting for them.

It’s clear that this fellow had nothing to worry about. Can you imagine what it must be like to wait years to see someone you love? With no cell phones and no email there was little more than the written word to keep a long distance couple warm on a cold night.

It warms our heart to see a couple reunited in such a grand fashion, hopefully they were never apart for such a long time again.Continue Reading..