This is August 6th.
On this day in 1945, President Harry S Truman acted decisively to win the war against Japan and in the process to save hundreds of thousands of lives of both Allies and Japanese.
The application of decisive force without hesitation has since been second-guessed by hand-wringing anti-nuclear activists, but no revisionist history can ever deny that the action ended the war conclusively.
Hand salute to Paul Tibbets and the crew of Enola Gay.
On Display at Udvar-Hazy