When Victory in the Pacific Day dawns on Saturday, August 15, it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent, bringing to an end World War II.
The Cry for Peace around the world is an international commemorative event taking place to mark the VP Day anniversary.
To mark the event, the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Australian Town Criers has organised for town criers in their cities, towns and regions to deliver the Cry For Peace on August 15.
"The freedom that we as a nation enjoy today is due directly to the tenacity and courage of those men and women that served in all three branches of the armed services," a guild spokesperson said.
"They deserve our admiration and respect, and that is why on August 15 ... we will once again see town criers in their roles as ambassadors for their cities, towns and regions deliver the Cry For Peace to solemnly commemorate this important day in Australia's history."
One of those town criers is Alan Moyse.
He has held the voluntary position of official town crier for the Bega Valley Shire, in southern NSW, since 2015 and will deliver the Cry in Eden at 11.05am.
"This particular cry is one that is going around the whole world, there's a lot of us getting in on the act," Mr Moyse said of his fellow town criers.
"We are not trying to glorify war as such, it's a cry for peace - war is an incredible waste, but it's important to commemorate and remember, rather than to celebrate and glorify."
The official instrument of surrender was signed in Tokyo on September 2, 1945, after years of carnage and destruction had come to an end, and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate the peace, mourn the lost loved ones and to hope for the future.
The end of the war in the Pacific was particularly poignant for Australia, with war raging literally on our doorstep.
The Australian mainland was bombed on 97 occasions resulting the death or wounding of many civilians and military personnel. Sydney was attacked by midget submarines.
In May 1943 the Australian hospital ship Centaur was torpedoed and sunk with the loss of almost 270 lives. The New Guinea campaign saw some 7000 Australian troops killed.
Mr Moyse described himself as "a mobile PA system who doesn't need electricity and rarely breaks down".
"I can hit 96 decibels, the record is 103 decibels, I'm louder than a chainsaw - people will definitely be able to hear me."