70 Years Ago, This Man’s Dad Buried A Time Capsule. When He Opens The Time Capsule? Wow!

In 1945, Leon Taylor was just 20 years old; and while 70 years is a long time, he still remembers one day in particular. It was August 15, 1945, commonly known as Victory over Japan Day (the day the Japanese surrendered and, in effect, ended WWII).

Throughout the course of the war, Taylor’s father kept track of everything that was going on. When the war ended, his dad decided to commemorate the day by collecting and stashing away some of local newspapers, some ration stamps, and some hand-written notes. Contained in a jar hidden inside a fireplace, the time capsule remained intact until earlier this year when Taylor decided to finally open it up!

A time capsule is a historic cache of goods or information, usually intended as a method of communication with future people and to help future archaeologists, anthropologists or historians. Time capsules are sometimes created and buried during celebrations such as a World’s fair, a cornerstone laying for a building or at other events.

Archives and archival materials, including videos, might be the best types of time capsules, as long as the medium can still be used, or the data can be read by the latest technologies and software.

Cameras were there to catch this amazing moment, and it’s really quite sweet to see the rush of memories that Taylor experiences. All of the items that were placed inside of the jar

Get a closer look in the news clip and find out what he intends to do with the contents of the time capsule!

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