The Spirit of '45 Day Express
is on its way!
Students at Rocky Run Middle School give Auston and Bonnie O'Neill a rousing send off as they begin their 2 - year tour of America, building public awareness and participation in the events and activities that are being planned to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII in 2015.
Join the Spirit of '45 Day Express in the
National Memorial Day Parade!
Celebrate America's Spirit!
In 2010, both houses of Congress voted unanimously for a national "Spirit of '45 Day" to honor the legacy of the men and women of the WWII generation.
Spirit of '45 Day is now being observed each year in hundreds of communities and during Major League Baseball games on the second Sunday in August.
Countdown to 70th anniversary of the end
of WWII begins with announcement of nationwide flyover in August 2015Learn more...
Spirit of '45 Day Spokespersons in Action!
Elinor Otto, at 93 still working as a Rosie!
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad presents national spokesman Jerry Yellin with Spirit of '45 Day proclamation which was hand delivered by the son of Jerry's wingman Leo Evans during the opening ceremony at the Battleship USS Iowa on August 10. More...
National spokesman Jerry Yellin speaking at Air Force Association Convention September 17, 2013
America celebrates the 68th anniversary of the
Greatest Generation's Greatest Day!