75th Anniversaries
Tuskegee Airmen (Mar 22)
Pearl Harbor (Dec 7)
Flying Tigers (Dec 20)
3/22/41 - 3/22/16 

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr and Norman Lear 
Send your WWII couples wedding photos in for the 2016 edition!
Wall of Honor Project
WWII veterans photos
being recruited for
National Wall of Honor
70th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend a great success!!!

2014 - 2015
Spirit of '45 Day Express

AFA Chairman Scott Van Cleef and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James present the 2015 Hoyt Vandenberg Award to the Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive coalition during the opening session of the Air Force Association's national convention.  Receiving the award on behalf of the coalition was Spirit of '45 Day spokesman Jerry Yellin,  senior advisor Andrew McKenna and Warren C. Hegg, national supervisor, Cole Kleitsch, and USAF Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh III.  Previous recipients include Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, Jacqueline Cochran and E. Ross Perot. (Photo by  Brittany Gray) More...
Help us build the USAF Wall of Honor 
 Spirit of '45 is inviting families and communities to submit military service photos of the 2.5 million who served in the Army Air Corps and the WASPs during WWII so that they can be included in a giant Wall of Honor that will be displayed in front of the National Air Force Memorial in September 2017 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the formation of the United States Air Force.  More...
Several hundred people gathered in at the 25 ft Seward Johnson sculpture in Times Square for Spirit of '45 70th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend Kick off on August 10.  Ray and Ellie Williams of Blairsville, GA, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary by representing their generation at the August 14 kick off.  They placed a wreath at the East Coast WWII Memorial in Battery Park to help begin the cross country Tribute that will ended in Hawaii on Sunday, August 16.
Spirit of '45 Coalition supports Eisenhower Memorial Campaign
 Memorial Day 2016
Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive float was a centerpiece of last year's National Memorial Day Parade. More...
More great photos from Jeff Malet Photography here.
Thanks to the American Legion for these great videos!
Spirit of '45 national spokesman Jerry Yellin was a special guest of the 2015 Indy 500 (L). James Martin and Theresa Werner (pictured with WWII WAC Capt. Anna Bertola and her daughter Lisa) re-enacted the famous Times Square Kiss of August 14, 1945 on the Spirit of 45 in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. Dr. E. Bruce Heilman was joined by a young Rosie lookalike at the National Memorial Day Parade after appearing as a Grand Marshall, riding with members of the American Legion Riders in front of the Spirit of '45 WWII 70th Anniversary Commemorative float provided courtesy of U-Haul.
Legendary Tuskegee Airman Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Spirit of '45 Day Message
Tuskegee Airman Legend Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr.'s public service announcement was shown during Spirit of '45 Day observances at Major League Baseball games. More.


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2016 Spirit of '45
National Leaders Conference
February 12 - 14
San Jose, CA 
2015 Conference Program 

 2015 Planning Guide 1.0

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