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WWII Tribute

August 15, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Historic Dill’s Tavern
227 N. Baltimore St., Dillsburg, PA 17019 United States
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Dillsburg’s World War II Tribute The title of Tom Brokaw’s 1998 best seller “The Greatest Generation” seemed to capture, in three words, the essence of those who ‘came of age during the…Second World War’. The book’s release followed the Fiftieth anniversary of the D-Day invasion and the opening of the mega movie Saving Private Ryan, sparking a renewed interest in the contributions of the combat veterans, as well as those who served in critical support roles and on the homefront.… » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Day Tribute – Duet for the Boys (8/16) -and- Frontiers of Flight Museum Dallas National Spirit of ’45 Event (8/15)

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - August 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Atria Canyon Creek
440 Independence Parkway, Plano, TX 75075 United States
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"Duet for the Boys" with Rhonda Medina and Cherie Watson will entertain the boys AND the Rosies in the crowd! Join us for a fun-filled, nostalgic concert of the favorites of the Greatest Generation on their greatest day. Sunday, August 16 at 2:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom. The day prior, on Saturday, August 15, we will participate in the National Spirit of '45 Day event at Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas where we will enter the Rosie the… » Learn More

Spirit of ’45

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Unnamed Venue
1841 Airport Drive, Bldg 2249, San Marcos, TX 78666 United States
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The Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is coordinating with 4 local Chambers of Commerce to have an Open House at the San Marcos, TX airport. World War II veterans are being invited. Our wing will perform a multi-plane flyover of the Texas Capitol, all cities between Austin and San Antonio, and all the military bases in San Antonio. Our World War II museum will be open, all historic war birds will be on display, war birds will… » Learn More

12th Armored Division Celebrates the Spirit of ’45

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
1289 N 2nd St, Abilene, 79601 United States
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Museum will be open to the public all day for free. 11:00 am there will be a ceremony to thank all WWII veterans. Followed at 2:00 pm with a Rosie Rally, "Kiss" in, and (possibly) flyover by the local Commemorative Air Force. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45

August 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chapel of the Chimes
7924 N. 59th Ave. , Glendale, AZ 85301 United States
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We are planning to interview World War II Veterans and make a Video, We are planning a Wreath-laying ceremony with an Honor Guard, music, and a speaker, and we hope to bring some of the World War II veterans to our Event » Learn More

Spirit of 45

$10.00
August 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - August 16, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Frontiers of Flight Museum
6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209 United States
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The Frontiers of Flight Museum's Spirit of 45 event includes: • Strike a pose in front of the famous V-J Day in Times Square photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt • Meet our Living History actors, General “Jimmy” Doolittle and Rosie the Riveter • Attend presentations about the Atomic Bomb development, the Kassell Mission, and Iwo Jima • Enjoy the WWII era music of Norma Valles • Attend the Sunday wreath-laying ceremony with Medal of Honor recipient “Woody” Williams » Learn More

Spirit of ’45

August 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary
7924 N. 59th. Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301 United States
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We are interviewing WWII Veterans and putting together a video to show before, possibly during, and after our event. We are making plans to get as many of those Veterans there as possible. There will be a Wreath-laying ceremony, Patriotic Music, and playing Elton John Video and music. We are inviting the Mayor of Scottsdale to open and close this Event. » Learn More

The Spirit of 45

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 10:10 am - 2:10 pm
Paramount Court Senior Living
3791 Crowell Road, Turlock, CA 95382 United States
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formal ceremony, music, food, military vehicle display, military non-profit organizations informational booths » Learn More

Cedar Ridge Celebrates the Spirit of ’45

$0.00
August 15, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Retirement and Assisted Living Community
9515 198th Ave. E., Bonney Lake, WA 98391 United States
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Cedar Ridge Retirement and Assisted Living Community will honor the greatest generation throughout the day of August 15, 2015! Beginning the day with a Community Pledge of Allegiance led by our local Boy Scout Troupe, followed by a Veteran's Motorcycle parade and wreath laying ceremony. Residents, VFW, Kiwanis, Bonney Lake Senior Center and honored guests will join together to enjoy a traditional 1945s BBQ followed by Will Power Band, a 16 piece big band. The day will close by paying… » Learn More

Spirit of 45 Tribute in Dundee, Illinois

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Depot East Dundee, Illinois
323 Meier Street, East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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Opening Ceremony, Guest Speakers, Re enactment of the flag raising on Iwo Jima, Wreath laying , Barbecue free for our warriors, and the Legacy Girls entertain » Learn More

WWII Anniversary Spirit of ’45 Celebration and Concert

FREE
August 15, 2015 @ 11:00 am
Haney Center, Seminole State College
2701 Boren Blvd., Seminole, OK 74868 United States
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Seminole Nation Color Guard Ceremony; Seminole Princesses: Special Recognition of all veterans, especially WWII veterans; Special Patriotic Concert by California Singing Group "Desiah"; Guest Speaker MajGen Myles Deering (Okla. Dept. of Veterans Affairs) » Learn More

Spirt of ’45 Tribute

August 15, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 – Tribute to a Generation

August 15, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Memory Gardens Cemetery
2501 E. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 United States
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Memory Gardens Cemetery, a Dignity provider, will be holding a ceremony to honor those who bravely fought in World War II to ensure the freedom of so many. We will be taking complimentary photos in our Veteran section. » Learn More

Spirit of 45

August 15, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Moore Funeral Home and Cemetery
1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX 76012 United States
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We will be having a celebration to honor the 70th Anniversary to the Greatest Generation on Saturday, August 15, at 11am. We will have guest speakers, wreath laying, presentation of colors, and taps. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Weekend

free admission
August 15, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bowman Field Airport
Taylorsville Road at Pewee Reece Drive, Louisville, KY 40205 United States
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Statewide observances at veterans' organizations and assisted living facilities on Friday, August 14; festival and canteen dance on Saturday, August 15 in Louisville; statewide wreath layings on Sunday, August 16 » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 70th Anniversary Celebration

August 15, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lakemont Memorial Gardens
900 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035 United States
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A service celebrating the men and women of WWII. There will be a video presentation, words of remembrance, a salute to the men and women of the armed forces, presentation of colors and a light reception will follow. This is an indoor event and will be held rain or shine. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Family Day

$0.00
August 15, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Atria Senior Living
6911 Main Street, Stratford,, CT 06614 United States
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Residents families are invited to join the community for family picnic, activities, games, exhibits and veterans' ceremony. » Learn More

Zero to Swing HERO!

$50 per person
August 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room2Dance
110 West Cottage Drive, Covina, CA 91723 United States
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Want to join in on the fun of swing dancing, just as they did in the 40's?! Come join us to learn how to swing dance and commemorate the 70th anniversary of WWII. We will also take a field trip after the workshop to go out swing dancing. Dancing will be at Third Saturday Swing in Pasadena from 8pm-1am. 40's fashion is encouraged, but not mandatory. No partner required either. Please RSVP, call us! » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Celebration and Luncheon

No Cost
August 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Spirit of ’45 Celebration and Luncheon
1004 Old Denbigh Blvd, Newport News, VA 23602 United States
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Honoring the members of the greatest generation in the Warwick Forest Community. Following the ceremony, a luncheon will be held to honor WWII Veterans at Warwick Forest. » Learn More

Mini-Concert Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
World War II Memorial
1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20006 United States
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This concert presented by the Medical Musical Group commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II and the Liberation of the Concentration Camps. It is at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC at 12:00 – 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 15, 2015. Admission is free. » Learn More

VETERANS WARBIRD HONOR FLYBY

$0.00
August 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
VETERANS HOME
FERGUS FALLS, MN United States
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Warbird Honors Flyby will occur Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Veterans Home, Fergus Falls, MN, 1:00PM; Wendell, MN Veterans Memorial Flyby 1:15PM; Elbow Lake, MN Veterans Memorial Flyby 1:30PM; Ashby, MN Veterans Memorial Flyby 1:45PM » Learn More

Spirit Of ’45

$200
August 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Iditapark Honor Garden
W. Nelson Ave. and Lucille, Wasilla, AK 99687 United States
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Basic Ceremony with reading of the Governor's and City Mayor's proclamations with participation from the Mayor of the City of Wasilla, Alaska. Posting of the Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, Dedications. » Learn More

Victory Homecoming 1945

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lockheed Martin Auditorium
2323 Eastern Blvd, Middle River, MD 21220 United States
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Victory Homecoming 1945, a WWII 70th anniversary event presented by the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum for the region will honor WWII warfront veterans and homefront workers and will recall memories of those challenging war years and the victory homecoming of troops that resulted in cheers and celebrations across the nation. The Museum is in search of WWII veterans and homefront workers for honoring at this event being held at the Lockheed Martin auditorium. This event is free. Reservations… » Learn More

Bennington WW II Memorial Dedication

FREE
August 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bennington Welcome Center
100 Veterans Memorial Dr , Bennington, VT 05201 United States
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A WW II memorial (granite marker) is being placed at the Bennington, VT welcome center on Route 7 » Learn More

70th Anniversary of the End of WWII Celebration!

$10, $8, $4
August 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Warhawk Air Museum
201 Municipal Drive, Nampa, ID 83687 United States
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The Victory Belles will be performing at 1 p.m. and our P-51, P-40, and N3N will be flying at 2:30 p.m.! Regular admission rates apply. (General admission $10, Seniors 65+ and Military $8, Kids ages 4-12 $4) » Learn More

World War II Commemoration Open House at the Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum
122 W. Clark St, Clarinda, IA 51632 United States
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To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII, the Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum in Clarinda, Iowa will be hosting an open house on Saturday, August 15th with tours of two special exhibits related to World War II. “The World in Flames” is a 32-panel exhibit created by the National Archives and tells the story of WWII from the viewpoint of all participants. Between 1939 and 1945 the world was engulfed by the six years warfare that we call… » Learn More

Rosie Rally

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rosie the Riveter Memorial Park
Esplanade Way, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Rally at the Rosie the Riveter Memorial in Richmond California to honor Rosie's and WWII Home Front Workers. The primary focus of the event will be to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of Rosie's gathered in one spot at one time since WWII. » Learn More

Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glenn Miller Birthplace Society
122 W. Clark St., Clarinda, IA 51632 United States
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Clarinda, Iowa invites you to visit the Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum if you would like to learn more about Glenn’s role in WWII. To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII they have installed two special exhibits in the museum which will run throughout 2015. “The World In Flames” is a 32-panel exhibit created by the National Archives and tells the story of WWII from the viewpoint of all participants. The exhibit, “Next To A Letter From Home,”… » Learn More

70th Anniversary of the Ending of World War II

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cole Land Transportation Museum
405 Perry Road, Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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The Cole Land Transportation Museum will be hosting a big band concert featuring the Bangor Community Band. WWII veterans will receive a commemorative banner for their one of a kind walking stick. There will be a ceremonial wreath laying ceremony at the Maine State WWII Memorial. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Swing Dance Celebration

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Gardens at Barry Road Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities
8300 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64153 United States
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In Honor of the 70th Anniversary of the ending of WWII The Gardens at Barry Road Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities is hosting a Swing Dance Celebration with Silent Auction and Bake Sale to raise money for Honor Flight Network Kansas City. The Overtones of Kansas City is the 15 piece orchestra providing entertainment. The event is open to the public but space is limited so please RSVP to 816-584-3200. » Learn More

Remember the end of WWII 70 yrs. later

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Alaska Veterans& Pioneers Home
250 E. Fireweed, Palmer, AK 99645 United States
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We will have a flag ceremony and lay a wreath to remember the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. We will also read a proclamation from our Governor, Bill Walker. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 70th Anniversary Celebration

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin
N6191 Resource Drive, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085 United States
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Hosted by the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin, this event which includes WWII Veteran guest speakers, Color Guard presentation and Taps, a slideshow of photos of local WWII veterans (as voluntarily submitted), thank you from local scouts, educational exhibits, and WWII T-6 aircraft formation flyover. Saturday, August 15th from 2-4 pm at the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin. » Learn More

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII

$0000
August 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WWII 70th Annv.
3515 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66606 United States
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We will have refreshments and Presentation of the colors, then patritoc songs and sing a long. » Learn More

A toast to the greatest generation

August 15, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - August 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Atria Woodbridge
1 Witherspoon, Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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A toast, spirited music from the 40's and 50's and sweet treats served » Learn More

7th Annual VJ Day Candlelight Ceremony of Remembrance

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newington Memorial Funeral Home and Iwo Jima Memorial
20 Bonair Ave, Newington, CT 06111 United States
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The public is invited to attend this free event and participate in this solemn ceremony by remembering a deceased loved one who served at any time in the U. S. Armed Forces. The ceremony will remember and honor ALL America's Veterans who served at ANY time in the Armed Forces and who have since passed away as well as those who were KIA/MIA/POW. The ceremony will include singers, bagpipes, invocation, speakers, taps, rifle salute, riderless horse and the lighting of… » Learn More

KEEP THE SPIRIT OF ’45 ALIVE By Celebrating AN EVENING AMONG HEROES

$45 Dinner/Dance - $19 Dance only
August 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Visalia Holiday Inn
9000 W. Airport Drive, Visalia , CA 93277 United States
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An Extraordinary Night of Dinner, Entertainment, and Dancing honoring our local Visalia WWII Veterans and Commemoration of Victory and the End of WWII! Featuring a 16 Piece 1940's Band, "STARDUSTERS BIG BAND" If you’re "In the Mood", we encourage you to dress 1940s Vintage Attire!  Opportunity Drawing: 1- 65" Samsung TV All Net Proceeds From The Event Go To: CENTRAL VALLEY HONOR FLIGHT » Learn More

Thanks for the Memories

45/couple
August 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
USS Midway Museum
910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, 82101 United States
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Community celebration of the end of World War II. Live variety show with 1940s look-alike celebrities, swing dance band, dance lessons, vintage attire and the opportunity to meet World War II veterans in person. » Learn More

USS Midway Gala Flyover

August 15, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 6:50 pm
Venue TBD
910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Commemorative Airforce is supporting a flyover of the USS Midway with WWII T-6/SNJ "Texans" and B-35 Mitchell Bombers at approximately 1845 on 15 August 2015 to honor the men and women who served in WWII » Learn More

Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive Concert

$8 Adult / $5 student 6-18 + veterans
August 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial
3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Enjoy a special concert to honor the “Greatest Generation” and also to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII. Les Brown and the Stardusters will entertain with big band sounds of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and many more! Tickets are $8 per person at the gate, $5 for students 6-18 and veterans, WWII veterans and children under 6 are free. The ceremony and wreathlaying will begin at 7PM with concert to follow. The Memorial will remain… » Learn More

Oregon Spirit of ’45, 70th Commemorative Concert Tour ~ A march across the State as ‘a Grateful Oregon Remembers’

Free
August 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Oregon Military Museum @ Camp Withycombe
AFRC Lawn, 15300 SE Minuteman Way , Clackamas, OR 97015 United States
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Oregon Spirit of ’45 features the 234th Army Band in a six-city tour. This tour honors and celebrate the achievements of The Greatest Generation so that their example of courage, self-sacrifice, ‘can-do’ spirit, and service to others will inspire our youth. Brigadier General James B. Thayer serves as Oregon’s Spirit of '45 Honorary Chair and Nat’l Spokesman, U.S. Army Ground Forces. Aug 09 3:00 PM Salem Elsinore Theater Aug 10 7:00 PM Eugene Hult Center, Soreng Theatre Aug 11 7:00… » Learn More

Celebrating the Spirit of ’45 with the BLUE MOON BIG BAND

$18
August 15, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - August 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812 United States
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This is going to be a BIG NIGHT! In conjunction with the Spirit of '45, Gottaswing will help celebrate the 70th anniversary of VJ Day with a night of traditional Big Band swing music plus a special dance performance of the "In The Mood" dance routine performed by dozens and dozens of Gottaswing intermediate students. Don't miss this special occasion. We're encouraging everyone to dress in 1940's attire, military or civilian, and we'll do a group photo to complete the… » Learn More

Kiss Me Once Again

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 am
The future home of The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial
Memorial Park, Woodward Avenue, north of 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48068 United States
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The festivities will include swing music from The Masters of Music Big Band, a flyover from TheTuskegee National Airman Museum’s “Pilot Maker” T-6 Training Plane flying in formation with three motorgliders, a salute to the military branches, historic speeches, special guests and much more. Keep checking back for more details as they become available. » Learn More

Wreath Laying at Seminole Nation Veterans Cemetery

FREE
August 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Seminole Nation Veterans Cemetery
35445 Hwy 59, Seminole, OK 74868 United States
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Wreath Laying at the Seminole Nation Veterans Memorial National Cemetery; Color Guard of the Seminole Nation; Guest Speaker; Playing of Taps » Learn More

Wreath Laying at Seminole Nation Veterans Cemetery

FREE
August 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Seminole Nation Veterans Cemetery
35445 Hwy 59, Seminole, OK 74868 United States
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Color Guard presentation; Guest Speaker; Wreath Laying; Taps » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Memorial Ceremony, Fort Smith (AR) National Cemetery

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 9:40 am
Fort Smith National Cemetery
522 Garland Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901 United States
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Due to extremely hot weather with temps above 100 degrees during the afternoon we will have a ceremony at 0900 hours. Ceremony will be advertised in local media and newspaper. Event sponsored by Fort Smith National Cemetery and Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 587. Scenario will be Welcome, National Anthem (singer or recorded music), Invocation, short speech honoring Greatest Generation, recognizing any WWII veterans in attendance,laying of ceremonial wreath, Honor Guard fires 3 volleys, TAPS, Closing remarks and… » Learn More

Arnold Air Society’s Wreath Laying Ceremony

August 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Brook Valley Country Club
311 Oxford Road, Greenville, NC 27858 United States
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Air Force ROTC‘s Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings at East Carolina University hosts a wreath laying ceremony to honor America’s World War II generation. The ceremony will be one of hundreds held around the globe to remember a dedicated and hardworking generation and will include performances by Greenville Public Safety Pipes and Drums and East Carolina University's Air Force ROTC Honor Guard. Veterans, active duty members, cadets and civilians are invited to make this event really special.Arnold Air Society… » Learn More

International Tribute, Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Free
August 16 @ Time TBD
Symbolic Tribute with wreath laying, taps played and story told by youth » Learn More

Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Annual Reunion

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wreath laying ceremony
Williamsburg Memorial Park , Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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The Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, VBOB selected the weekend of August 14 – 16 to hold their annual reunion, specifically to participate in the 70th Anniversary Commemorative Weekend events. On Sunday, August 16, 2015 we will start the day with a wreath laying ceremony in Williamsburg Memorial Park in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the ending of World War II as part of the Spirit of ‘45 “Tribute to America’s Greatest Generation.” We will be dedicating… » Learn More

Homefront Victory Celebration

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Yankee Air Museum
47884 D St., Belleville, MI 48111 United States
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Yankee Air Museum presents a day dedicated to the Spirit of ’45! A memorial service will begin at 11 A.M. Celebrate afterwards with local Detroit big band, The Stardusters, as well as swing dancing, re-enactors, and games for all ages! People are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch and non-alcoholic beverages. Food Trucks will be on site. Be sure to check out the displays featuring life on the Home Front, memorabilia from the Willow Run Bomber Plant, and newspapers… » Learn More

Los Angeles National Cemetery to Host World War II 70th Anniversary Commemorative Event

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Los Angeles National Cemetery
950 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States
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The public is invited to participate in a special wreath laying ceremony, including presentation of colors, Pledge of Allegiance led by WWII veteran, our National Anthem by renowned singer Andrea Robinson, a special address by Cemetery Director Rex Kern, and a rifle salute and taps provided by the U.S. Air Force. Light refreshments will follow the Cemetery. Sponsored by the Los Angeles National Cemetery Support Foundation. » Learn More

Wreath Laying Ceremony

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Rd, Bridgeville, PA 15017 United States
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The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies will be holding a wreath laying ceremony on Sunday, August 16th at 10am. The director of the cemetery will be conducting the ceremony and has enlisted the assistance of several veterans honor guards to participate. All are encourage to attend and participate. » Learn More

Tribute to commemorate the 70th Year Anniversary of our WWII Veterans

Free
August 16 @ Time TBD
Venue TBD
Co-located with the VA Medical Center , Hot Springs, SD United States
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A ceremony will be conducted to commemorate the 70th Year Anniversary of our WWII Veterans at Hot Springs National Cemetery in Hot Springs, SD. The ceremony will consist of lying of the wreath, 21 gun salute, playing of taps, guest speaker and attendance of several WWII Veterans from the Hot Springs Veterans Home. » Learn More

Ceremony to honor Native American WWII Veterans

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD United States
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Young Native Americans from within the community providing tribute to our Native American WWII Veterans by participating in the ceremony of lying of the wreath, 21 gun salute, and playing of taps will be conducted. Several WWII Veterans will be attendance. » Learn More

Tribute to honor our WWII Veterans

Free
August 16 @ Time TBD
Black Hills National Cemetery
20901 Pleasant Valley Drive, Sturgis, SD 57785 United States
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A brief wreathe laying and playing of taps tribute for our WWII Veterans will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery on 08/16/2015, @ 10:00 AM. » Learn More

Wreath ceremony not on event map – suggest it be added but not me as organizer

August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wreath Ceremony
USS Cassin Young Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA United States
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204381487885032&set=gm.885829881465555&type=1 Come join the department of Massachusetts Combat Wounded Military Order of the Purple Heart on Sunday August 16, 2015 At the USS Cassin Young Navy Yard Charlestown, MA Honoring the Spirit of 45 70th anniversary of the end of WWll and the Greatest Generation. The ceremony will begin at 10 am and end with a wreath laying followed by taps. Come early and listen to some patriotic music. We have invited some very special guest speakers. Come and help… » Learn More

Spirit of ’45

August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bushnell National Cemetery
6502 SE 102nd Ave., Bushnell, FL United States
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Honoring the war heroes interned at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, fl » Learn More

Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wreath Laying
14 Veterans Way, Fernley, NV 89408 United States
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Wreath Laying with full Military Honors » Learn More

Spirit of 45 Commemoration

August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Eagle Point National Cemetery
2763 Riley Road, Eagle Point, OR 97524 United States
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Eagle Point National Cemetery will provide a brief service with a speaker to tell about why we are doing this celebration. We will have an honor guard, taps and rifle volley. We will then place a large wreath by the flag at the committal shelter. » Learn More

East Coast Memorial at Battery Park, New York City

August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Battery Park East Coast Memorial
East Coast Monument, Battery Park, New York , NY United States
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Bugles Across America and Walking Civics, in partnership with the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Jewish War Veterans and the New York United War Veterans Council, are hosting a public wreath laying ceremony at the East Coast World War II Memorial in New York City's Battery Park in Lower Manhattan on Sunday morning, August 16, at 10:00 a.m. "Rain or shine!" Members of the American Legion Riders will escort the Times Square Tribute wreath down Broadway from Times… » Learn More

Kickoff Ceremony of the Global Wreath Laying Tribute at Manila American Cemetery

August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, MetroManila, Philippines
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A Wreath Laying Tribute Ceremony will be conducted by the Fort McKinley Chapter of the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society to honor our Greatest Generation and honor those who laid down their lives so that we live the way we do today. Guests expected are American and Filipino Veterans and the Public. Speakers from the US Military, Philippine Government and World War II Historians are scheduled to present their words of honor. » Learn More

Wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22211 United States
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Public wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery Tomb of the Unknown Soldier » Learn More

Wreath laying Tribute to WWII Veterans of New York at Battery Park

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Battery Park WWII Memorial
75 Battery Park, New York , NY 10004 United States
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Families and friends of WWII veterans of New York are invited to participate in the around the world Tribute to America's "Greatest Generation" that will conclude the Spirit of '45 70th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend on Sunday, August 16. The public is invited to bring photos of WWII veterans from their families and community and to place flowers in their honor in a community wreath. MemberS of Bugles Across America will sound "TAPS" at the end of the ceremony. » Learn More

Spirit of 45 70th anniversary

August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Winchendon State Cemetery
111 Glenallen Street MA 01475 United States
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Speaker wreath laying and taps » Learn More

Spirit of 45 70th Anniversary of the End of World War Two

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
USS Cassin Young
Charlestown Navy Yard MA 02129 United States
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Wreath laying Ceremony and Taps » Learn More

Spirit of 45′ Day

August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Planes of Fame Air Museum
7000 Merrill Avenue #17, Chino, CA 91710 United States
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The topic for the August 16 event is 'Spirit of '45 - 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII'. A speaker panel of distinguished guests, historians and veterans will be featured, followed by a question and answer period. » Learn More

Tribute Wreath Laying Ceremony Honoring Idaho World War II Veterans

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Idaho State Veterans Cemetary
10100 Horseshoe Bend Road, Boise, ID 83714 United States
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Families and friends of the Greatest Generation are invited to participate in a public wreath laying ceremony honoring Idaho's WWII veterans, 10am, Sunday, August 16 at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. This event is part of the worldwide Wreath Laying Tribute that concludes the Spirit of '45 70th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend. A member of Bugles Across America will sound "Taps" at the end of the ceremony. Organized by members of the Spirit of '45 coalition: Touchmark Meadow Lake Village, Military… » Learn More

Wreath tribute at Miramar National Cemetery

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Miramar National Cemetery
5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Wreath tribute commemorating the end of WWII. » Learn More

Wreath laying ceremony at Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial, San Diego

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial
6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive , La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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This worldwide commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, honors the service of those who served in uniform and on the home front during the war and celebrates their achievements. » Learn More

Wreath tribute at Ft Roscrans National Cemetery

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ft Rosecrans National Cemetery
Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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Wreath tribute to commemorate the end of WWII. » Learn More

70th Anniversary of the end of WWII

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery
1300 S BUFFALO SOLDIER TRAIL, SIERRA VISTA, AZ 85635 United States
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Wreath laying with special guest speaker from Ft. Huachuca Arizona. Special invites to all WWII veterans and their families to attend. » Learn More

Spirit of 45 Program

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt Olive Evangelical Church
363 Pleasant Valley Road, Connellsville, PA 15425 United States
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Opening Remarks JROTC from Connellsville Area High School will bring in the American Flag National Anthem sung by Laura Scripp and pledge to the flag Proclamation from Governor Wolfe - read by Barbara Patton Remarks from Rev. Lee Maley Resolution -ready by Betty Detwiler Recognition of Rev. Robert B. Patton Patriotic song - Courtney Keslar Excerpts from film of Rev. Robert Patton - WWII - filmed for the Veteran's History Project Commemorative booklets handed out to all veterans present Laying… » Learn More

Spirit of 45 Wreath Laying

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
VFW Chesapeak City Post 7687
304 Basil Ave, Chesapeake City, MD 21915 United States
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Wreath Laying by VFW Chesapeake City Post 7687 and VFW Auxiliary at Bethel Cemetery in Chesapeake City MD @11AM. » Learn More

Spirit of 45 Wreath Laying

August 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
VFW Chesapeak City Post 7687
304 Basil Ave United States
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Wreath Laying by VFW Chesapeake City Post 7687 and VFW Auxiliary at Bethel Cemetery in Chesapeake City MD @11AM. » Learn More

Spirit of 45 Ceremony

August 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spirit of 45 Ceremony
5200 Fred Wilson, El Paso, TX 79906 United States
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Presentation of colors, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, Guest Speaker, Laying of Wreath, Benediction, Taps, Closing remarks » Learn More

Wreath Laying Ceremony

August 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Dayton National Cemetery
4400 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45428 United States
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A wreath laying ceremony is scheduled at Dayton National Cemetery Sunday August 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. in conjunction with Dayton National Cemetery and Tobias Funeral Home a Dignity Memorial Provider and their associates. » Learn More

Spirit of 45 wreath laying and celabration

August 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery
248 honor circle, Newton, MS 39305 United States
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The Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery will have a wreath laying, 41st Army band, the Governor of the State of Mississippi will be attending. » Learn More

Wreath Laying at Marietta Georgia National Cemetary

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marietta Georgia National Cemetary
500 Washington Ave NE, Marietta, GA 30060 United States
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We will be commemorating the 70th anniversary of victory day of WWII, by laying a wreath on a soldiers tomb. Special music provided by bagpipe player. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Day of Remembrance Service

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
Spirit of ’45 Day of Remembrance
300 Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA 95125 United States
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Patriotic music by the Navy Sea Cadet band of the West, Wreath Laying Service, Chinese American WWII Veteran, Eddie Fong to speak, Mary Fierros, Rosie the Riveter will speak, TAPS, plus community participation. » Learn More

USS Midway Flyover

August 16 @ Time TBD
USS Midway
910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Flight of multiple aircraft to commemorate the ending of World War II. Narration will be provided near the bow (front) of the ship. » Learn More

International Tribute, Caen Memorial Museum

August 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Caen Memorial Museum
Caen, Siret 348 713 694 00019 France
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On August 14, a few words from the Director sounded through the museum and a minute's silence throughout the museum marking the news of VJ Day. Follow up wreath-laying on September 2, the date of the official end of the war. . » Learn More

Spirit of 45′ Ceremony Commemorating the end of WWII

August 16, 2015 @ 12:15 pm
Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery
130 Academy Drive, Dunbar, WV 250064 United States
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We will have colors posted, national anthem, reading of the Governor's Proclamation, presentation of the wreath, guest speaker (Gold Star son of a KIA WWII veteran) » Learn More

Honoring World War II Veterans By Placing a Wreath at Fort Lyon National Cemetary

August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
GLobal Weath Laying
Fort Lyon, Fort Lyon, United States
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Providing Honor Guard, Color Guard, and Bugler for the 16th Of August at 1300. » Learn More

Honoring World War II Veterans By Placing a Wreath at Fort Lyon National Cemetary

August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
GLobal Weath Laying
Fort Lyon, Fort Lyon, United States
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Providing Honor Guard, Color Guard, and Bugler for the 16th Of August at 1300. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Ceremony

August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fort Lyon National Cemetery
Fort Lyon, CO 81054 United States
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Wreath laying ceremony at Fort Lyon National Cemetery at Fort Lyon,CO. American Legion Posts 6 & 9391 of Las Animas and Fort Lyon, plus VFW Post and Ladies Auxiliary Post #2411 of Las Animas are the sponsors of the event. Welcome, Color guard, local student performing the National Anthem, invocation, guest speaker, ending the three volley salute and Taps. » Learn More

Keep The Spirit of ’45 Alive 70th Anniversary

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nebraska Veterans Cemetery at Alliance
2610 County Road 57, PO Box 718, Alliance, NE 69301 United States
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Patriotic Music, Songs of the Era, Guest Speakers, WWII Veteran Recognition, Wreath Presentation Ceremony. » Learn More

World War II Wreath Laying and Commemoration

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
2900 Sheridan Road, Saint Louis, MO 63125 United States
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A WWII veteran will lay a wreath in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in honor of those who served and paid the ultimate price. » Learn More

Remember the end of WWII 70 yrs. later

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
Davis Hwy, JBER, AK 99505 United States
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A proclamation from Alaska Governor Bill Walker will be read, followed by a Fallen Warrior Ceremony, Taps, and laying of wreaths. This is all done as a remembrance to the end of WWII, 70th Anniversary. » Learn More

Oregon Spirit of ’45, Ft. Stevens Near Astoria

August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ft. Stevens, Oregon Coast
Ft. Stevens State Park, Hammond , OR 97121 United States
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Ft. Stevens Spirit of ’45 Aug 16th Celebration Agenda ~ Master of Ceremonies (Peter Lahmann) • Welcome (MC) • Presentation of Flag (113th Cavalry Color Guard by Eric Porter) • National Anthem (Steven Markham – trumpet) • Pledge of Allegiance ( MC) • Invocation/Opening Reading (Chaplain Hazelett) • Reading of State Proclamations (MC or TBD) • Guest speaker (Ranger and Historian John Koch and/or Interview of Tom Baker WWII Veteran) • Salute to the World War II Generation • Wreath… » Learn More

Public Wreath Laying Ceremony to Honor the WWII Generation: In Memory of Edward J. Gallagher Jr. & Roger P. Olesen

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum Plaza & Lobby
503 South Street, Waterloo, IA 50701 United States
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Honor the WWII generation on the 70th anniversary of their greatest achievements with a wreath laying ceremony, at the “Lone Sailor” statue, on the SBIVM’s outdoor plaza. This year’s Spirit of ‘45 Day, the second Sunday in August, will be the most wreath laying ceremonies in history as hundreds of communities around the globe celebrate those who served. A reception in the SBIVM lobby will follow the ceremony. Touring the Museum is Regular Admission. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45

$0
August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Cemetery
1702 E. Seminole Street, Springfield, MO 65804 United States
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Pre opening with Swing Band. Open with Presenting Colors, Pledge, National Anthem, Prayer, WWII Veteran guest Speaker, more Swing Band, Bagpipes, Live Taps. Military equipment and museum equipment on display off site. » Learn More

Spirit of 45 AUBURN (MA)

August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chester P Tuttle Post, American Legion
88 Bancroft St, Auburn, MA 01501 United States
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Auburn, MA has joined the growing family of organizations and communities across America that are organizing commemorative activities to help honor the service and sacrifice of the men and women who were the "ordinary heroes" of the generation that met the challenges of the Great Depression, fought to preserve freedom and democracy in the world, and then went on to help rebuild the postwar world. Our local Spirit of 45 Auburn event is being sponsored by Chester P. Tuttle Post… » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Ceremony

August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Exit 113 - Interstate 80, Van Meter, IA 50003 United States
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Laying of Wreath, keynote speaker The Honorable Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa, posting of colors, bagpipers, invocation, rifle volley, taps, retirement of colors, benediction, closing. Also reception before and following; WWII reenactors, vintage flyover, vintage WWII vehicles and much more. » Learn More

RI Spirit of 45 Celebration

August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WWII memorial
South main st, Providence , RI United States
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Wreath laying ceremony with dignitaries and taps » Learn More

Lone Sailor Memorial recognition

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lone Sailor Memorial
Riverfront Park, North Charleston, SC United States
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being one of the thirteen locations nationwide where the Lone Sailor Statue is memorialized, Navy League Charleston will host a wreath-laying and playing of 'Taps' at the Lone Sailor Memorial, Riverfront Park, North Charleston, SC at 2:00pm, Sunday 16 August 2015. There is no cost and all are welcome » Learn More

Wreath Laying Ceremony

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
JFK Presidential Library grounds
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125 United States
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On the grounds of the President Kennedy Library in Boston (Dorchester), MA, we will place a wreath on a WWII Memorial Stone. We will salute the flag, have a moment of silence, and distinguished Veterans will speak, We will sing God Bless America and the National Anthem. Local American Rosie the Riveter Association members will attend, and the public is invited. » Learn More

Wreath Laying Ceremony

August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
On the grounds of the President Kennedy Library in nDorchester, MA we will place a wreath on a WWII Stone. We will Salute the Flag, Have a Moment of Silence, Veterans will speak, We will sing God Bless America, the National Anthem, and others. Some American Rosie the Riveter Association members will attend., the Public is invited. » Learn More

Dickinson County Spirit of 45 Event

$0.00
August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dickinson County Freedom Rock/Lake Park Veterans Memorial
903 South Market St, Lake Park, IA 51347 United States
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Event to honor the World War II veterans of Dickinson County. » Learn More

Wreath Laying

$0.00
August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hamblen County Courthouse
South Lawn, Morristown, TN 37814 United States
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Please join us in memorializing our World War II veterans that are no longer with us. We will be conducting a wreath laying service with the sounding of Taps by a live Bugler. » Learn More

Spirit of 45 Ceremony

August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Camp Butler National Cemetery
Springfield, IL 62707 United States
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We will partner with Camp Butler National Cemetery for a ceremony to include a keynote speaker, with remarks by various dignitaries. » Learn More

Keep the Spirit of 45 Alive

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
2200 East Govenor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN, TN 37920 United States
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Opening Remarks, Prayer, Wreath Laying, Speaker, US Flag Folding, Volley, Taps and Benediction » Learn More

Wreath laying at the Netherlands American Military Cemetery, Margraten, Holland

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Netherlands American Cemetery
AM Begraafplaats 1, Margraten, Limburg 6269 NA Netherlands
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Wreath laying ceremony and special tribute to the unknown soldiers » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Celebration

August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Memory Gardens Cemetery
8624 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77521 United States
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Wreath laying ceremony, with participation by the local Honor Guard, City Officials, World War II Veterans. Special presentations will be made by the local veterans. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Memorial Service – A Tribute to the Greatest Generation

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
34888 Grantham College Road, Slidell, 70460 United States
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Holocaust survivor, Anne Skorecki Levy, will share her incredible story of survival during a program in honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. A wreath-laying ceremony will occur and yellow roses will be given to family members of WWII Veterans laid to rest in the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery to place on their headstone or niche. » Learn More

Atria Seville Spirit of ’45 70th Anniversary Celebration

August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Atria Seville Senior Living Community
2000 N Rampart Blvd, Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV 89128 United States
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Flag Ceremony & Pledge, 1945 the Year that Changed the World, Proclamation by Councilman Bob Beers, Patriotic Music by Atria Residents, Prayer & Care Package for Today's Overseas Troops, and Refreshments celebrating the 70th Anniversary since the Greatest Generation won WWII and started forming the foundation of progress for future generations in our country. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Jacksonville, Florida

$00000
August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jacksonville National Cemetery
Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL United States
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Mototcycle ride beginning at Hardage Giddens Town & Countrty Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd. at 1:15pm , riding to Jax Natiional Cemetery for a wreath laying ceremony to be held at 2pm » Learn More

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery Wreath Laying Event

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
34888 Grantham College Road, Slidell, LA 70460 United States
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Several veterans groups in our area will be participating in the wreath laying event. » Learn More

Wreath Laying Ceremony

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nodaway Valley Historical Museum
1600 S. 16th St., Clarinda, IA 51632 United States
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The Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum has partnered with the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum, Sergy Post 98 American Legion, and the Clarinda Chamber of Commerce to host a wreath-laying ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 16th to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This is part of an international wreath-laying program that day. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. with patriot music followed by keynote speakers, recognition of veterans, the wreath laying itself, a… » Learn More

Spirit of 45 Wreath Laying Ceremony

August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery – All Veterans Memorial
1022 East 39th Street, Davenport, IA 52807 United States
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This Wreath Laying Ceremony will include Honor Guard, a speaker and playing of Taps to honor the men and women of the Greatest Generation! » Learn More

70th Anniversary for WWII Veterans “Spirit of ’45”

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pinecrest Memorial Park
7401 Highway 5 North, Alexander , AR 72002 United States
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Pinecrest Memorial Park is preparing to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of "the Greatest Generation's Greatest Day" - August 14, 1945 - the day World War II ended and America had begun laying the foundations to assure a better future. We will pay tribute at our location on August 16th, 2015 a Global Wreath Laying. » Learn More

WWII Veteren Ceremony

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Fe National Cemetery
501 N. Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe National Cemetery, VA 87501 United States
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This event will commemorate the nations WWII Veterans. We will honor all veterans that call in to register. If the veteran is unable to call in, a family member can register on the veteran on their behalf. We also welcome family members of deceased WWII veterans to call in and register their loved one. All who are registered will be honored during the ceremony. This event is open to the public. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Celebration

August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Atria Summit Hills
2625 Legends Way, Crestview Hills, KY 41017 United States
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Display of memorabilia from the war years. Local Florence Community Chorus will be here to sing songs from the '40's and patriotic songs. Recognition of our Veterans and wives of Veterans. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Celebration

August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Atria Bayside Landing
3318 Brookside Rd., Stockton, CA 95219 United States
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Please join us for a very special Happy Hour in celebration of Spirit of '45! » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Party w/ Sister Swing

August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Atria El Camino Gardens
2426 Garfield Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608 United States
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We will present a Wall of Honor featuring wartime photos of our residents who participated in the war. Sister Swing, a phenomenal trio will perform favorite tunes from the time in wartime period clothing. This group is in the likes of the Andrew Sisters, and this generation familiarizes with the tunes and ambiance they create. We will be serving delicious refreshments and honor those of the time with a wonderful afternoon. This event is open to the public at no… » Learn More

Celebrating America’s Greatest Generation’s Greatest Day

$19.45
August 16, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Silverton Casino Veil Pavilion
3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89014 United States
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Over 14 Entertainers will come out to help celebrate the end of WWII. This is a celebration event to thank those that stepped out of their everyday lives to ensure our freedoms would last. » Learn More

Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum

free
August 16, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wreath Laying Ceremony
One Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 United States
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Wreath will be presented August 16 at the WWII monument on the courthouse grounds. WWII Veterans of Military Order of Purple Heart will be special guest all other WWII veterans are cordially invited to attend. Please bring a lawn chair, as seating is limited. » Learn More

Wreath Laying

August 16, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Atria Grass Valley
150 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945 United States
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We invited the American Legion Riders and all Vets, friends, and families to join us to lay a wreath at our flag pole in honor of The Spirit of 45. » Learn More

Wreath Laying

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
4701 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40207 United States
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Civil Air Patrol Louisville Composite Squadrons to honor WWII Veterans at 3:00 p.m. at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, 4701 Brownsboro Rd. This is the 70th Anniversary of the ending of World War II. August 16th is the National Wreath Laying day in honor of WWII veterans. It starts in Guan and works its way across the country and ends in Hawaii. Buglers Across America will be providing the playing of Taps for the ceremony. Wreath Laying in Honor of: Sergeant… » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Wreath Ceremony

August 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Campbell County Middle School
8000 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001 United States
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Recognition and wreath laying ceremony at recently refurbished and rededicated WWII Memorial. » Learn More

Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive!

August 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Atria Kingwood
2401 Green Oak Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339 United States
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Join us as we celebrate America's Greatest Generation with a speical performance by musician, Jim Connors! View photos from WWII, and enjoy some great stories from Veterans. You won't want to miss this exciting event. Please call or email to RSVP. » Learn More

International Tribute wreath laying at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery

August 16 @ Time TBD
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Piazzale Kennedy, 1, 00048 Nettuno, Italy
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A wreath ceremony will be conducted at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery to honor the American soldiers who died during the liberation of Italy. Contact the cemetery superintendent for details. » Learn More

Atria Del Sol Spirit of ’45 USO Celebration

August 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Atria Del Sol
23792 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 United States
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DJ Roy Sutherland will entertain with 40's music for a USO Spirit of '45 Dance Social. Refreshments will be served. » Learn More

Keep the Spirit of 45 Alive

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Atria Burlingame
250 Myrtle road, Burlingame,Ca, CA 94010 United States
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Please join us as we remember and honor the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII » Learn More

Indiana Spirit of ’45

August 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive!!
10 E. Washington St., Martinsville, IN 46151 United States
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Join us for our event August 16, 2015, Honoring our Greatest Generation and All who serve on the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII. Live Music provided by the Martinsville Community Band and 38th Infantry Swing Band. Food...Drinks (non-alcohol)...games....displays and reenactors. (With a few surprises for our WWII Heroes) Event concludes with Flag folding, wreath laying and live Rolling Echo Taps sounded by 8 or more buglers of Bugles Across America. » Learn More

Spirit of 45′ Campfire with Danny Kennedy

August 16, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Atria Sunnyvale
175 E. Remington Dr. , Sunnyvale, CA 94087 United States
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Atria Senior Living in Sunnyvale is honoring the WWII generation for their achievements with a afternoon campfire complete with s'mores and live music by Danny Kennedy. After, our community will have a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the historic Spirit of '45 70th Anniversary. » Learn More

70th Anniversary of the end of WWII, Concert and Wreath Laying

Free
August 16, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
National World War II Memorial
1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20006 United States
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Come celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with the Marine Big Band at one of the most appropriate and iconic landmarks in Washington, DC! The afternoon will begin around 4pm and a wreath will be lain to celebrate and commemorate the efforts of our "Greatest Generation" and participate in the Around the World Wreath Laying Tribute. Then stay with us and enjoy some of the best big band music ever created as the Marine Big… » Learn More

Spirit of 45 Global Wreath Laying Tribute

August 16, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Tennessee Veterans Memorial
Worlds Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37929 United States
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The Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes and Cemeteries in Knoxville, Tennessee will participate in the Global Wreath Laying Tribute on August 16, 2015. The Event will be held at the Worlds Fair Park in downtown Knoxville and the Wreath Laying Tribute will take place at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial. » Learn More

Grand Concert Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II

August 16, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rachel M Schlesinger Concert Hall
4915 East Campus Lane, Alexandria, VA 22311 United States
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This epic concert commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II and the Liberation of the Concentration Camps. It is at Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, VA, at 4:00 pm on Sunday, August 16, 2015. In addition to MMG’s orchestra directed by “Doctor Maestro”, Victor Wahby, MD, we feature a lineup of stellar guests. Deana Martin (Dean’s daughter) and Tenor Daniel Rodriguez sing favorites. Mary Jean Eisenhower recites General (President) Eisenhower's historic Order of the Day, and… » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Wreath Laying Ceremony

$0.00
August 16, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl
2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
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The Wreath Laying Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl is the closing ceremony of the global tribute to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and to honor the Greatest Generation. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Celebration

August 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Atria Bell Court Gardens
6653 E. Carondelet Drive, Tucson, AZ 85710 United States
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Our Club Belin Social Club will be hosting an Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Social to celebrate the Spirit of '45. » Learn More

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park “Spirit of 45″ Program

$700.00
August 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park “Spirit of 45″ Celebration
2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC 28054 United States
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On August 16, 2015 we will have our 6th "Spirit of 45" Celebration. We will have a Color Guard, Speaker, Presentation of Wreath, Firing of the Volley and Taps. The program will start at 6:30 PM Sunday, August 16th, 2015 in the Garden of Honor Section of Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, N. C. » Learn More

DTAM Spirit of ’45!

$5
August 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Dakota Territory Air Museum
100 34th AVE NE, Minot, ND 58702 United States
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The Texas Flying Legends P-51D Mustang "Little Horse" will be flying the skies on Sunday August 16, at noon in Minot, ND in honor of the men and women who fought for our freedom 70 years ago. Join the Dakota Territory Air Museum prior to the flight on Sunday; breakfast starts at 8am and WWII veterans are welcome to join with their families. Cost is $5 or free for those with sweepstakes tickets! Please DTAM's website (www.dakotaterritoryairmuseum.com) and facebook page… » Learn More

International Tribute, Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial

August 16, 2015 @ 9:45 pm
Symbolic Tribute with wreath laying, taps played and story told by youth » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Celebration

August 17, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Atria Valley View
1228 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek, CA 94595 United States
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Atria Valley View will be celebrating the 70th anniversary event! » Learn More

Veterans Pinning Ceremony

August 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dexter House Nursing and Rehab
120 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148 United States
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We will be honoring Veterans with a formal Veterans Pinning Ceremony which involves presenting them not only with a pin but a star from the American Flag with a poem and prayer. » Learn More

VITAS Honor Flight Spirit of 45

August 18, 2015 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Honor Flight Welcome Home
CVG Airport United States
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VITAS and Honor Flight honoring our WWII and Korea War Veterans in a Spirit of 45 celebration on an Honor Flight. There will be Color Guards and multiuple veteran groups at the start of the event, and hundreds attending the welcome event for these heroes. » Learn More

Washington Remembers World War II Exhibit Opening

Free
August 20, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Office of the Secretary of State
Legislative Building, Olympia, WA 98504 United States
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Save the date! August 20, 2015 For the Washington Remembers WWII exhibit opening Office of the Secretary of State | Legislative Building | Olympia | 3 PM Honoring veterans who call our state home, Legacy Washington will launch its seventh privately-funded exhibit on August 20, 2015. Washington Remembers WWII takes you around the globe to mark the 70th anniversary of the war’s end. A dozen stories feature crucial battles on foreign soil, German concentration camps and the American home front… » Learn More

B-17 Aluminum Overcast Tour

$10
August 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am - August 23, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Caldwell Industrial Airport
4818 E Linden Street, Caldwell, ID 83605 United States
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The EAA's B-17 (Aluminum Overcast) will be available for tours and flights at the Caldwell Industrial Airport August 21-23, 2015. There are only 13 airworthy B-17's left in the world. Come and visit an amazing piece of WWII history. » Learn More

VITAS Spirit of 45 Ceremony

August 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harrison Historical Museum
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Honoring the WII and Korea War Generation of Harrison. The Tuskegee Airmen and Honor Flight assisting in this event » Learn More

VITAS Spirit of 45 Celebration

August 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, OH United States
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VITAS working with the Cincinnati Reds to honor our Tuskegee Airmen during Reds game, as Home Town Heroes during Ball Game » Learn More

Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive

FREE
August 28, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Marquis Mt. Tabor
6040 SE Belmont St., Portland , OR 97215 United States
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Join Marquis Mt. Tabor and Providence Home Services for a celebration for the National Spirit of '45 Day! Join us in a ceremony to celebrate and recognize WWII Veterans and all Veterans. The ceremony will be followed by a reception featuring strawberry and blueberry shortcake. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Commemoration

Free
September 1, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Lakeway Heritage Center
963 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway, TX 78734 United States
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The Spirit of '45 Commemoration will take place at the Heritage Center, 963 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway TX on September 1, 2015 at 6:30 PM. We have invited 60 WW2 veterans who live in our community and will mark the 70th anniversary of the surrender of Japan onboard the USS Midway. Our program will include remarks from one of our WW2 veterans, Tom Broyles; patriotic music from the barbershop chorale, the Wildflowers; a recording of FDR declaring war on December 8,… » Learn More

V-J Day 70th Anniversary Ceremony

Free
September 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kochville Veterans Hall
3265 Kochville Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604 United States
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Saginaw Valley Post 9809 Veterans of Foreign Wars is hosting this ceremony to honor WWII veterans and there families. We will honor S/Sgt Louis Zdrojkowski a local Army Air Corp gunner, shot down August 7, 1945 clearing the way for the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb. Food will be served after the ceremony at no charge. » Learn More

Laws Railroad Museum Good Ole Days

free
September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Laws Good Ole Days
395 Silver Canyon Rd, Bishop, CA 93515 United States
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Good Ole Days is an annual event at the Laws railroad museum to celebrate the end of summer with music, wagon rides, train rides, and which usually has a theme. The last 2 years a Civil War camp was setup and civil war soldiers patrolled grounds and inspected the train for deserters while firing their muskets. This year we have chosen to make the theme WWII and celebrate Spirit of 45 and the end of WWII with WWII camp setup,… » Learn More

WWII Veterans’ Recognition Day ceremony

September 15, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Region III Vocational School
35 West Broadway, Lincoln, ME 04457 United States
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The Lincoln, Maine Historical Society and Carl Burrill Post #77 of the American Legion are hosting a 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. We are inviting area WWII veterans to recognize their service during this important period in our history. » Learn More

Spirit of 45 5K

$20
September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Evergreen Park
1205 W Pleasant Hill Rd, Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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The Harper Squadron of Arnold Air Society in Southern Illinois University Carbondale is hosting a 5K race to honor and support the greatest generation of Americans. The run will be held on campus with support from our sister organization "Silver Wings" and from the Aerospace Club. » Learn More

“Welcome home, troops!” cross country convoy of military vehicles salute to the legacy of America’s WWII Ground Forces

September 19, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - October 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
The year 1945 saw the greatest homecoming in American history as our victorious troops returned to their families and friends and began their lives anew. A cross country convoy of WWII military vehicles will symbolize this event and pay tribute to the service and sacrifices of America's ground troops during WWII, as it travels 3,000 miles along the famous "Bankhead Highway," from the site of the new National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, VA to San… » Learn More

WWII Hangar Dance and Dinner

$60.00
September 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Martin State Airport
701 Wilson Point Rd, Hangar 1, Middle River, MD 21220 United States
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Party like it is 1945 at the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's annual fundraiser event Wings Over Maryland Hangar Dance. Serving as the Museum's final observance of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, Emcee Ken Jackson, host of WYPR's "In the Mood" big band radio program and the 20 piece big band Aint Misbehavin' will take party goers back to the 1940's for an evening of recalling and making memories. Attendees are invited to dress in their… » Learn More

Remembering WWII 2015: Living History, Education, & Honor

September 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - September 26, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Courthouse Square in Linden
121 E Main St., Linden, TN 37096 United States
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WWII will come to life at this incredible, hands-on living history event. Experience two WWII re-enactments, an army encampment, live big band music, a 1940s canteen, vintage vehicles, a swap meet, and more. Most importantly, meet WWII Veterans as they share their stories, experiences and memories. This is a rare opportunity to meet the men who fought and gave of themselves during the Greatest Generation. Join us September 25th & 26th in Linden, TN for an unforgettable day of honoring… » Learn More

September Swing Hangar Dance

40 per person, 75 per couple
September 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - September 27, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
EAA AirVenture Museum Eagle Hangar
3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh, WI 54903 United States
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September Swing Relive the excitement and glamour of the big band era at EAA's September Swing, a 1940s-style hangar dance featuring Ladies Must Swing, an all-female, 19-piece jazz band from Madison, Wisconsin. Learn to swing dance or practice your skills from 7:30 to 8 p.m. with professional dance instructor Bruce Marshall, then dance the night away with your sweetheart among the Eagle Hangar’s authentic collection of World War II airplanes, vehicles, and artifacts. Great music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and 1940s… » Learn More

Public Servants and Veterans Appreciation Cookout

Free
November 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Venue TBD
200 W. Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33064 United States
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A large cookout with live music to honor public servants including all military and their family members to a day where we honor them. This in done in Nov the weekend before Veterans Day and on 9-27-2015 we are honoring the memory of the 1st female Airman First Class Elizabeth Jacobson that was killed in Iraq here at our Funeral Home. We also do Wreaths Across America in December » Learn More

2016 Spirit of ’45 Day National Leaders Conference

$200
February 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - February 14, 2016 @ 11:30 am
San Jose History Park
1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95033 United States
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Spirit of '45 coalition members from more than 12 states are gathering in San Jose on Valentines Day weekend to develop the master plan of community events and activities in support of the 75th anniversaries of significant WWII events that will be taking place in 2016 - 2020. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Upstate

Free
June 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613 United States
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August 14, 2016, 2 PM Exhibits, 3 PM Celebration Event, Furman University, Greenville, SC -- Full patriotic pagentry, Spirit of '45 Singers, JROTC and American Legion Color Guards, bagpiper, bugler, Boy Scouts carrying Memory Parade Photos, etc .ALSO Interviews with persons who remember 1945 - on DVD (August 11, Reedy River Church); Childrens Parade on July 2 in downtown Travelers Rest, SC SEE: TR TRIBUNE on line news paper -- Spriit of '45 Upstate photos from multiple years » Learn More

Town of Marion “Spirit of ’45” Commemoration

Free
June 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Front lawn of Smyth County Courthouse
109 West Main, Marion, VA 24354 United States
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The Town of Marion and VFW Post 4667 host an annual program to commemorate the "Spirit of '45", honoring our surviving WWII veterans, remembering those who have passed, and continuing to create awareness for our younger generations of our "Greatest Generation". Guest speakers, patriotic music, official recognition of each surviving WWII veteran, and special programs. Event is held on the front lawn of the Smyth County Courthouse in historic downtown Marion, Virginia. » Learn More

Thank You Across Florida

Free
August 7, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 will take their Thank You Across America Bus and follow Florida WWII Heritage Trail to pay tribute to the legacy of the greatest generation and those sentinels of liberty who have followed in their footsteps. » Learn More

Spirit of r45

$10
August 13, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Frontiers of Flight Museum
6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75209 United States
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Member's Only Breakfast with Living History Character, Jimmy Doolittle; Unveiling of new B-17 exhibit; Speaker John "Lucky" Luckadoo, B-17 pilot; Rosie Rally; Kiss-In; Children's Activities » Learn More

WWII Victory Day Aboard the Battleship New Jersey

17 - 21.95
August 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Battleship USS New Jersey
100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ 08103 United States
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The Battleship will celebrate Victory in World War II with WWII re-enactors, artifacts, Big Band dancing and even an overnight! The Battleship’s annual WWII Victory Day will take place on Saturday, August 13. Guests touring the Battleship can experience WWII artifacts and re-enactors on the ship, and even military vehicles on the pier. WWII activities, exlucing the lunch and dance, can be experienced with a tour of the Battleship. Any WWII re-enactor or artifacts owner who would like to participate,… » Learn More

Rosie Rally and Festival

August 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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The Rosie Rally is ON for Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Craneway, Ford Assembly Building, Richmond, CA! Just like last year, we'll bring folks together from far and wide to break the Guinness World Record for Most People Dressed as Rosie the Riveter in One Place! Our goal is 5,000 Rosies of all ages... Help us stay on track! This record-setting event is followed by the Home Front Festival at Marina Bay Park, Richmond, CA, where there will be exhibitors,… » Learn More

2nd Annual Rosie the Riveter Rally

Free
August 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front Historical Park
Craneway Pavilion, Ford Assembly Plant1414 Harbour Way South (next door to the National Park Visitor Center), Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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The National Park Service is organizing a repeat of last year's record setting "Rosie the Riveter Rally" that was one of the highlights of last year's Spirit of '45 WWII 70th Anniversary Commemorative Weekend. More than 1,000 original women dressed in blue work shirts and wearing polka dot bandanas joined each other in a tribute to the legacy of the women who worked on the Home Front to support America and her allies during WWII. This year our goal is… » Learn More

1940’s Swing Dancing Lunch Aboard the Battleship New Jersey

24 - 30
August 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Battleship USS New Jersey
100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ 08103 United States
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Celebrate the anniversary of victory in WWII with a lunch and dance on the Battleship’s fantail (tented rear deck). The lunch/dance is part of our annual WWII Victory Day! Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch and a cash bar. Then dance to the live 40’s music of The Big Band from the Valley! You even get a tour of the Battleship as part of the lunch/dance package! Tickets are a $30 donation for adults and $24 for children under 16. Tickets… » Learn More

Spirit of ’45’ Swing Dance, Silent Auction, and Bake Sale

Free
August 13, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Gardens at Barry Road
8300 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64153 United States
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We are holding a free to the public Swing Dance honoring the greatest generation on Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. While the Swing Dance is going on we are also holding a Silent Auction and Bake Sale to raise money for Honor Flight Kansas City. » Learn More

6th Annual Alabama National Cemetery Spirit of ’45 Day ceremony

Free
August 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alabama National Cemetery
3133 AL-119, Montevallo, AL 35115 United States
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Bugles Across America and the Support Committee for the ALNC are holding their 6th annual Spirit of '45 Day commemorative program at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL » Learn More

Keep the Spirit of 45 Alive

Free
August 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Alabama National Cemetery
3133 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL 35115 United States
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This special tribute recognizes and celebrates the determination and spirit of the greatest generation. It includes the flag raising on Iwo Jima Re-enactment; a musical tribute; and other special moments. It is an uplifting and inspirational program and is open to the public. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Day Tribute at the Cambridge American Cemetery in the United Kingdom

Free
August 14 @ Time TBD
Cambridge American Cemetery
Coton CB23 7PH, United Kingdom
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The public is invited to place a wreath at the Cambridge American Cemetery as part of the annual around the world Tribute to the Americans who died fighting to defend freedom during WWII. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Day Tribute at the Brittany American Cemetery in France

Free
August 14 @ Time TBD
Brittany American Cemetery
Cimetière Américain 50240, Saint James, France
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The public is invited to a wreath laying honoring 4,409 of American who gave their lives in the liberation of France, most of whom lost their lives in the Normandy and Brittany Campaigns of 1944. Along the retaining wall of the memorial terrace are inscribed the names of 499 of the missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. The cemetery is located on the site of the temporary American St. James Cemetery, established on August 4,… » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Day Tribute at the Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium

Free
August 14 @ Time TBD
Ardennes American Cemetery
164, route du Condroz B-4121, Neupré, Belgium
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The pubic is invited to attend a wreath laying ceremony to honor the Americans who died in the Liberation of Europe who are buried at the Ardennes American Cemetery. This cemetery is unique among all ABMC cemeteries as it served as the central identification point for the entire European Theater of Operations from the last days of the war until 1960. The Ardennes American Cemetery is the final resting place for 5,323 Americans, with 65 percent of those being fallen… » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Day Community Celebration in San Diego Balboa Park

Free
August 14 @ Time TBD
Veterans Museum & Memorial Center
2115 Park Blvd, Balboa Park, CA 92101 United States
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San Diego's 6th Annual Spirit of '45 Day event will be held again this year at the Veterans Museum & Memorial Center in Balboa Park. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Day Tribute to Maine’s Greatest Generation: Togus National Cemetery

Free
August 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Togus National Cemetery
VA Medical & Regional , Togus , ME 04330 United States
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The public is encouraged to participate in the 2016 Spirit of '45 Around the World Tribute by visiting the final resting place of WWII veterans of the Greatest Generation who are buried at the Togus National Cemetery at the VA Medical and Regional Office Center in Togus, Maine. The Tribute is part of an annual around the world series of wreath laying ceremonies that begins each year in the American WWII cemeteries in Asia, North Africa and Europe, and continues… » Learn More

Idaho State Veterans Cemetery Spirit of ’45 Ceremony

August 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Boise, ID 83714 United States
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A 45 minute ceremony in honor of WWII Veterans and their families to recognize their sacrifices and the Nations gratitude for their service. The ceremony will included a WWII guest speaker, 25th Army Band, Presentation of Colors, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, Wreath Presentation, Benediction, Moment of Silence and the sounding of Taps. » Learn More

Times Square Kiss Event

Free
August 14, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Walgreens Times Square store
1471 Broadway, New York City, NY 10036 United States
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Join us for the 6th annual gathering in Times Square to celebrate the Spirit of the men and women of the Greatest Generation on the 71st anniversary of their greatest day. WWII Army veteran Raymond "Bud" Temme and his wife Trudy, are flying in from Minnesota with fourteen family members to represent the men and women of their generation who married during and after WWII, and laid the foundations of a better world for their children and their children's children.… » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Day at The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

Free
August 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
2115 Park Blvd - (east side of Park Blvd), San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The Spirit of '45 brings together organizations and individuals that share a common interest in preserving the story of our Greatest Generation and working together to commemorate the 75th anniversaries of important WWII events during the next 4 years. » Learn More

Oregon Spirit of ’45 Day, World War II ‘Faces’ Keep the Spirit of ’45 ALIVE

TBD
August 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd, Portland, OR 97086 United States
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World War II ‘Faces’ Keep the Spirit of '45 ALIVE at Willamette National Cemetery, Sun, Aug 14, 2016, 11 AM U.S. Senators and Navy Officials speak on Oregon Spirit of ’45/V-J Day, honoring the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor PORTLAND: Join us with Oregon US Senators and Navy Officials at Willamette National Cemetery with faces of the courageous Oregonians who defended our freedom as we commemorate the anniversary of the end of World War II. This Spirit… » Learn More

Kissing the War Goodbye

Free
August 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Memorial Park
Northeast Corner, Woodward and 13 Mile, Royal Oak, MI 48067 United States
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Massive re-enactment of the kiss that marked the end of WWII in the presence of Seward Johnson's massive 25' portrayal of that moment. » Learn More

Spirit of 45

Free
August 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Diamond Jim’s
325 Meier St., East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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Honoring our Greatest Generation. Cook out, Legacy Girls Preforming, Guest Speakers. U.S. Navy Band from Great Lakes Training Center » Learn More

East Coast WWII Memorial Tribute in Battery Park

Free
August 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
East Coast WWII Memorial
Battery Pl, State St and Whitehall St, New York City, CA 10280 United States
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The public is invited to a wreath laying ceremony honoring the 4,611 American soldiers, sailors, marines, coast guardsmen, merchant marines and airmen who met their deaths in the service of their country in the western waters of the Atlantic Ocean during World War II, and whose names, rank, service branch and home state are inscribed on the four gray granite pylons of the Memorial that looks out on the Statue of Liberty. The ceremony will include an invocation and presentation… » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Event

August 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
34888 Grantham College Rd, Slidell, LA 70460 United States
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We will have Dr. Geneva R. Johnson, a WWII Physical Therapist, speaking. Seal Noel with St. Tammany Remembers will lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Northshore Honor Guard will provide rifle volleys. » Learn More

KEEP THE SPIRIT OF ’45 ALIVE!

August 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home
10200 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002 United States
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Come celebrate the Spirit of '45 Day and say "Thank you" to the men and women in uniform who were the "ordinary heroes" of the WWII generation. Americans of all ages can come together to renew our national spirit so that we can meet the historical challenges of our own time. » Learn More

Spirit of 45 Around the World

August 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grasslands Estates
10665 W 13th St N, Wichita, KS 67212 United States
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Bringing Veterans from all branches, eras and countries to celebrate in the end of WWII. This will be a cake and punch reception with a wreath laying ceremony at the close of the event. We will have a guest speaker who will reflect back on how it felt to hear the war ended and the relief they felt for our country. » Learn More

6th Annual Spirit of ’45 Day celebration in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida

August 14, 2016 @ 4:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort
17260 Harbour Pointe Dr, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 United States
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Beginning in 2011, local ceremonies have marked the day. This year, Lee County will celebrate Spirit of ’45 Day on Sunday, August 14, 2016 beginning at 4:14pm at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort with a tribute to WW II veterans including Color Guard, Guns N’ Hoses Pipes N’ Drums performance a wreath service, POW/MIA recognition and Echo Taps. The San Carlos Park Fire & Rescue Color Guard will participate, as will the Lee County Sheriff Honor Guard. Sheriff Mike Scott is… » Learn More

Keep the Spirit of ’45 ALIVE!! Celebration

Free
August 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Martinsville HIgh School Auditorium
1360 E. Gray St., Martinsville, IN 46151 United States
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Bringing our Veterans together with our community, county and state to Honor, Celebrate and Remember our Greatest Generation and All who serve and sacrifice. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Entertainment

Free
August 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Atria Seville
2000 n Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89128 United States
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Singer Jazzin Jeanne and her piano accompanies the will perform live at Atria Seville to honor the WWII residents and guests. Our Veteran wall will proudly feature WWII Veterans. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Day Observance during Miami Marlins Game

August 14 @ Time TBD
Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125 United States
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Annual salute to the Greatest Generation, featuring videos and guest appearances by WWII veterans. » Learn More

“Ever Victorious” Chinese General Sun Li-Jen Exhibition

Free
September 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Military Institute
415 Letcher Ave, Lexington, VA 24450 United States
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This exhibition is part of the global “Spirit of '45” movement, which preserves and promotes the World War II Era, and honors the contributions of two of its finest allies, both VMI alumni, Chinese General Sun Li-Jen, VMI ’27, and USA General George C. Marshall, VMI ‘01. The exhibit will be open to the public from September 3rd through September 10th at Marshall Hall, Hall of Valor. This event highlights the compelling history of General Sun Li-Jen, a WWII ally… » Learn More

Remembering WWII 2016: Living History, Education & Honor

Free
September 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Courthouse Square
121 E Main St., Linden, TN 37096 United States
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WWII history will come to life at this incredible, hands-on living history event. Attendees will experience two WWII re-enactments, an army encampment, live big band music, an authentic recreation of the 1940s Cafe de Normandie, vintage vehicles, antiques vendors, WWII jeep rides, and more. Most importantly, they will have a rare opportunity not only to hear WWII veterans share their stories, but will be able to speak with them and express their appreciation in person. Join us in Linden, TN,… » Learn More

“Dawn of Infamy: America Goes to War” WWII Veteran’s Tribute

Free
December 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Richmond, Robins Center
216 College Rd, Richmond, VA 23229 United States
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A tribute to veterans, "Dawn of Infamy: America Goes to War" will be held to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and America's entry into World War II, which was a turning point in a conflict that had been raging since September 1939. It is important that we honor our heroes and their service to our nation, and that we preserve and remember their stories. Events include guest speakers, activities, artifacts from partner museums, and much… » Learn More

Annual Spirit of ’45 Memorial Day of Service

Free to the public/ volunteers welcome
May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Memorial Day Parade
Washington, DC, DC United States
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Each year on Memorial Day, hundreds of youth volunteers come to the nation's capitol to march in the National Memorial Day Parade carrying poster sized photos of the more than 400,000 Americans who gave their lives in the cause of freedom and democracy during World War II. Joining the youth marchers will be special guests Capt. Jerry Yellin, 94, the pilot who flew the final combat mission of WWII who will be honoring his wingman - 19-year old Phil Schlamberg… » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Swing Dance Party

$10
August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
History Park
635 Phelan Ave, San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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The 14 acre History Park is transported back to 1945. Dance under the lights of History Park to sounds of the Big Band, The Swing Solution. City Park $6. Admission $10. Food sold. Learn more at our Facebook page. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Bay Area Living History Day

$5
August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History Park
635 Phelan Ave, San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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WWII Tent city, vintage car show, 1940s fashion show, live big band music, 1940s hair and make up and much much more. City Parking $6. Admission $5. Learn more at our Facebook page. » Learn More

WWII Home Front and Rosie Rally

Free
August 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front Historical Park
1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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For the third year, the National Park Service is inviting women and girls throughout America to join in a national Rosie the Riveter Rally, to help promote public awareness about the role women played on the Home Front during WWII. A mass Rally of original Rosie the Riveters and Rosie lookalikes will take place at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front Historical Park in Richmond, CA. The public is invited to participate by dressing up as Rosie's and giving the… » Learn More

Oregon Doolittle Day @ Home of Spruce Goose

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128 United States
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JOIN US ... to celebrate WWII Air Power at the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII. In partnership with the Oregon Spirit of '45, Inc., Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum (EASM) will host Jonna Doolittle Hoppes for our Doolittle Air Power event in McMinnville. The Saturday gathering will begin at the tail of the Spruce Goose and conclude with a premier 'D-Day' (Doolittle Day) presentation in the EASM stunning Galaxy Theater. Jonna, the granddaughter of visionary aviator and WWII… » Learn More

Keep the Spirit of 45 Alive

Free
August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Alabama National Cemetery
3133 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL 35115 United States
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This special tribute recognizes and celebrates the determination and spirit of the greatest generation. It includes the flag raising on Iwo Jima Re-enactment; a musical tribute; and other special moments. It is an uplifting and inspirational program and is free and open to the public. Join us in celebration as we remember this special group of patriotic Americans. There will also be a Wall of Honor photo display tribute. If you would like to participate in our Wall of Honor… » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Swing Dance at The New Yorker Hotel

$45 VIP $75
August 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Avenue, New York City, NY United States
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Join hundreds of swing dancers as they kick off a new annual tradition in the Grand Ballroom of the historic New Yorker Hotel. Big Band music by the George Gee Orchestra, with special guests, and a tribute to New York's "Greatest Generation" on the anniversary of their greatest day! Come in '40's style attire and be part of the national Rally for the Rosie's and Time Square Kiss-in! Highlights of this exciting evening include a WWII veterans reunion, a Rosie… » Learn More

7th Annual Spirit of ’45 Day ceremony at National WWII Memorial

Free public ceremony
August 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
National WWII Memorial
1964 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC, DC 20227 United States
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The public is invited to join Capt. Jerry Yellin for a Sunday morning Spirit of '45 Day ceremony at the National WWII Memorial. Capt. Yellin flew the last combat mission of WWII, and will be honoring his wingman - 19 year old Phil Schlamberg - who did not return from that mission, becoming the last American to give his life in the cause of freedom and democracy during the war. A 150 ft "Wall of Honor" comprised of the photos… » Learn More

Idaho State Veterans Cemetery Spirit of ’45 Ceremony

August 13 @ 10:00 am
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Boise, 83702 United States
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A 45 minute ceremony in honor of WWII Veterans and their families to recognize their sacrifices and this great Nation's gratitude for their service. The ceremony will include WWII Guest Speaker, Master of Ceremonies recognition speech, color presentation, Pledge of Allegiance led by WWII guest, songs, laying of remembrance wreath, possible flyover, Benediction, moment of silence, Sounding of Taps, and cake. » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Day – National Day of Remembrance

Free
August 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
2115 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Spirit of '45 Day is a National Day of Remembrance for the last day of World War II. This is it's 8th year. We will celebrate this on August 13th, Sunday at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park. 100 WWII Veterans, many by Honor Flight, will attend and participate. This is one you will have fun with! Our local children from all over San Diego County will ask WWII Veterans, "Where were you on August 14th, 1945?" The cherished members… » Learn More

OR Spirit of ’45 Day, F-15 FLYOVERS @ WNC in Portland

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd, Portland (Happy Valley), OR 97986 United States
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JOIN US ... to celebrate WWII Air Power at the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII with an Oregon Air Guard F-15 Flyover and the West Coast Ravens, precision private pilots who fly in formation. The Oregon Spirit of '45, in partnership with Willamette National Cemetery, will honor the WWII Generation for their accomplishments and commitment to serve our country in World War II, 1941-1945. We welcome Spirit of '45 Day keynote speaker Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, the granddaughter of… » Learn More

Play Ball – Watch the Detroit Tigers with The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial

$27
August 13 @ 1:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Comerica Park
2100 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48201 United States
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Come celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the end of WWII with The Detroit Tigers and The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial as the Detroit Tigers host the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial. » Learn More

Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive Celebration

August 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Martinsvlle High School Auditorium
1360 East Gray Street, Martinsville, IN 46151 United States
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Celebrating the "Spirit" of our Greatest Generation by Honoring and Remembering those of our "Greatest Generation" and All that have served since. We are taking their "Spirit" and passing it on to our community and state with live music, exhibits, speakers and a special ending that will Honor those Veterans in attendance while remembering those who have gone on ahead of us. Come join us in the Martinsville High School Auditorium where we can beat the August heat with theater… » Learn More

Remember the Spirit of ’45

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August 13 @ 7:00 pm - August 14 @ 7:00 pm
Addington Place of Shoal Creek
9601 N. Tullis Drive, Kansas City, MO 64157 United States
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Celebrating the ending of WWII with food, dance and pictures » Learn More

Spirit of ’45 Event

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
34888 Grantham College Rd, Slidell, LA 70460 United States
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Join us for a tribute to the "Greatest Generation" with guest speaker Ronnie Abboud a long time advocate from the World War II Museum. » Learn More

6th Annual Times Square Kiss event

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August 14 @ Time TBD
Walgreens Times Square store
Corner of 42nd Street and 7th Avenu, New York City, NY 10036 United States
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Each year Walgreens displays a video mosaic made up of photos of WWII couples famous on its giant screens of its Times Square store throughout the day on August 14. » Learn More
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