San Francisco Bay Area 
WW II History & Heritage
  Regional collaborative working together to preserve the legacy of
the men and women of the WWII generation
On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary and kick off a second century of stewardship of America's national parks, engaging communities throughout the nation through recreation, conservation, and
historic preservation.    As part of this year's Centennial, the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park is forming a coalition of organizations and individuals that share a common goal of preserving the rich WWII history and heritage of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
(Courtesy National Park Service)
West Coast WWII Memorial on the west side of the Presidio overlooks Golden Gate Bridge 
The purpose of the San Francisco Bay Area WWII History & Heritage Alliance
is to be a catalyst and a common platform for its members to develop innovative joint marketing strategies,
 public programs and mutually beneficial partnerships, and to be a
model for other NPS WWII sites around the country that may wish to form their own regional collaborative.
Several members are currently cross marketing their Spirit of '45 Day
events and activities on the second weekend in August.
Organizations and individuals who wish to participate in the Coalition are warmly invited to send an email to sue_fritzke@nps.gov to request additional information.
Coalition Member Organizations
(as of July 2016)
California Assemblyman Kansen Chu 
China Burma India Task Force
City of Richmond
Dignity Memorial 
History San Jose
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Dave Cortese 
University of California at Berkeley 
 Times Square Kiss featured at annual Spirit of '45 Day event at San Jose's Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial, a Dignity Memorial provider.
The National Park Service (NPS) manages more than 100 of our nation's WWII related historical "assets," including the National World War II Memorial,the Valor in the Pacific Memorial, the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial,the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site, the Rosie the Riveter/WWII National Historical Park, and memorials honoring U.S. presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.
Click here for a complete list of National Park Service
WWII memorials, parks and historical sites