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Spirit of '45 Day
 
The Battleship USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, displays the flags of countries liberated by America and her Allies   More..
 
In 2010, Congress unanimously passed Concurrent Resolution 226 calling for a national "Spirit of '45 Day" to be observed on the second Sunday in August to honor the men and women who were the ordinary heroes of the WWII era.

 
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.
 
 
Help assure that the achievements of our "Greatest Generation" continue to inspire America by organizing a Spirit of '45 Day event in your community.
  
 
Highlights of Spirit of '45 Day 2014 
 

DIGNITY MEMORIAL'S 1,500 SERVICE PROVIDERS TO KEEP THE SPIRIT OF '45 ALIVE!

 
 

2014 FT. MEYERS SPIRIT OF '45 DAY CELEBRATION BIGGEST YET

AMERICAN LEGION ANNUAL SPIRIT OF '45 DAY EVENT IN LEAGUE CITY, TX
 
 
 
Show your Spirit:
Organize an event in your community!   
 
 
Hundreds of Boy and Girl Scouts march each November 11 in the New York City Veterans Day Parade - the nation's largest - carrying photos of WWII veterans from their families and communities. Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive is promoting this idea to other Veterans Day Parades around the country.
 
 
 
A Salute to Past Spirit of '45 Day National Spokesmen
Ernest Borgnine
January 24, 1917 - July 8, 2012
 
Ernie. who served in the Navy from 1935 to 1945, and is the voice of the USS Arizona Memorial, was among the first to step forward to assure that his generation had their Day. "We need to remember all the unsung heroes and keep their Spirit alive!"
 
Jerry Coleman
September 14, 1924 - January 4, 2014
 
The only Major League Baseball player to serve in combat during WWII and the Korean War (he flew 120 missions as a Marine pilot earning 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses), who played in 7 World Series with fellow WWII vet Yogi Berra (he was the 1950 MVP), Jerry led the Spirit of '45 Day campaign from San Diego, where he was an announcer for the Padres and a beloved figure for more than 35 years. Thanks to Jerry, virtually all MLB clubs now have annual Spirit of '45 Day observances in August. More...
 
Former Spirit of '45 Day national spokesmen Navajo Code Talker Al Smith and Iwo Jima Veteran Skip Adams.  Sempter Fi!
 
 
 

 
 


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