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VIDEO ARCHIVES
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Spirit of '45 Day public service announcements 
 
Spirit of '45 Day Around the World Tribute video.  
"Oceans Away" music and lyrics by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.  Performed by Elton John.  Courtesy of Capitol Music Group, under license from Universal Music Enterprises.  Video by Ryan Hegg, H-Hour Productions. 
 
 
 Spirit of '45 Day PSA narrated by Tuskegee Airman Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr.
 
 
Spirit of '45 Day PSA narrated by 1940's child star Margaret O'Brien
 
 
Superstar actress Scarlett Johansson and Jerry Yellin urge America to keep the Spirit of '45 alive (2015) Note: Scarlett's great uncle Phil Schlamberg, flew with Yellin on the final combat mission of WWII on August 14, 1945, and did not return.
 
 
 Message from Capt. Jerry Yellin, the P51 pilot who flewthe final combat mission of WWII on August 14, 1945
 
 
Legendary TV and film writer/producer Norman Lear flew more than 50 missions in a B17 as a gunner and radar man during WWII.   He has been a strong supporter  of the campaign to promote public awareness and participation in national Spirit of '45 Day. In this video message taped in 2015, he invites people to take part in events in their communities commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII
 



Tuskegee Airman Bob Friend and legendary TV and movie producer Norman Lear talk about flying missions during WWII (March 2015)
 Lear flew 53 combat missions as a gunner and radar man on a B17 that the Tuskegee Airmen escorted on their bombing runs out of Italy.
 
 
WWII 75th Anniversary Commemoration Video
President Franklin Roosevelt's grand daughter Anne reminds America of the continuing relevance of the "Four Freedoms," as articulated by FDR in his speech before Congress on January 6, 1941.  
  
 
 WWII 75th Anniversary Commemoration video  
Anne Roosevelt congratulates the Tuskegee Airmen on the 75th anniversary of their formation on March 22, 1941, and the historic flight by her grandmother, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt on March 29, 1941. 
 
 
 Times Square Kiss Project videos
 
 
 
Every year since 2010, Spirit of '45 Day is celebrated with an event in Times Square that honors the men and women of the "Greatest Generation" on the anniversary of their greatest day.  
 
 
Walgreens shows a video made up of thousands of photos of WWII generation couples that form the image of the famous photograph of the sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on August 14, 1945 - the day spontaneous celebrations broke out across America at the new that the most destructive war in history was over.
 
 
Times Square Kiss video by night 
 
 
 
 
TV coverage of the first national Spirit of '45 Day in Times Square on August 14, 2010 
 
 NBC TV coverage of Tuskegee Airman Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. helping to launch first annual screening of Spirit of '45 Day video that appears on Walgreens jumbo screens in Times Square each year on the anniversary of the famous Kiss on August 14.
 
 WWII couples share their memories.
 
 
 Times Square announcement of countdown to Spirit of '45 WWII 70th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend  (August 14, 2014)
 
 
 South Carolina WWII Couple re-enact famous Times Square Kiss (August 14, 2014)
 
 
 Spirit of '45 Day WWII 70th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend kicks off with mass "Kiss In" in Times Square (August 14, 2015)
 
 Swing dancers re-enact "the kiss seen around the world" during the 2015 Spirit of '45 Day "kiss in."
 
National Conference videos 
 
 
 ABC News - Spirit of '45 Day National Leaders Conference in San Diego, 2014
 
 
 
 
 Videos of Spirit of '45 Day Events
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spirit of '45 Day WWII 70th Anniversary Commemoration event at the American Cemetery in the Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Annual Spirit of '45 Day event in San Jose History Park
 
 
 
 ABC News - Carol Channing interviewed on Spirit of '45 Day in Los Angeles (2010)
 
 
Hollywood legends Carol Channing, Rhonda Fleming and Margaret O'Brien guest star at Spirit of '45 Day event at VA Residence in Los Angeles (August 14, 2010)
 
 
 
 
 Young girls performing Andrews Sister songs during Spirit of '45 Day event in Palm Springs (August 14, 2010)
 
Spirit of '45 Day community event in Iowa (August 14, 2010)
 
 
 

 

 Spirit of '45 Day WWII 70th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend event in Boston, MA (August 14 - 16, 2015)
 
 
 Spirit of '45 WWII 70th Anniversary event at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 JR ROTC Kahuku supported the first Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive community event held in Hawaii on August 14, 2010. 
 
 Stories of Service videos
(www.Stories-of-Service.org)
 
A selection of "digital stories" produced by youth volunteers and WWII veterans who participated in the award winning Stories of Service program of the nonprofit Digital Clubhouse Network.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Veteran of all Japanese American 442nd tells his story (produced by student volunteers from the Digital Clubhouse Network award winning Stories of Service program in 2005.)
 
 
 
 
 A GI who fought at the Battle of the Bulge shares his story.
 
Memorial Day Ride for Gold Star Families 
 
 
 American Legion video of beginning of Dr. E. Bruce Heilman's 2015 Spirit of '45 Memorial Day Ride for Gold Star Families
 
 
 American Legion video of the conclusion of Dr. E. Bruce Heilman's 2015 Spirit of '45 Memorial Day Ride for Gold Star Families
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parade videos
Jerry Coleman, Spirit of '45 Day national spokesman, interviewed during 2010 New York City Veterans Day Parade
 
 
Edith Shain - Times Square Nurse - Videos
Edith Shain invites America to participate in Stories of Service program (2008)
NBC NY Nightly News Chuck Scarborough interviews Edith Shain and Warren Hegg to announce Spirit of '45 Day campaign (August 14, 2009)
 
 
 
 
ABC News - Edith Shain makes final appearance in San Jose (February 2010)
 
ABC News - Edith Shain - "The Times Square Nurse" Remembered in San Diego (July 2010)
Edith died on Fathers Day (June 10, 2010), a few weeks before Spirit of '45 Day was unanimously passed by the U.S. Congress

 
AUGUST 14, 1945 ARCHIVES
 
 
 
Spirit of '45 WWII photo montage