Clackamas County marks 75th anniversary of WWII’s end

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To mark the 75th anniversary of the close of World War II, public celebrations in Happy Valley, Gladstone and Oregon City were scheduled this spring around planting special peace trees distributed by the Oregon Department of Forestry in partnership with nonprofit groups. These ginkgo seedlings were grown from seeds collected from trees that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and brought to Oregon by Hideko Tamura-Snider, who survived the bombing on Aug. 6, 1945.

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