February 12 - 15, 2015
San Diego, CA
TV and film star Loni Anderson and legendary Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Bob Friend are just two of the exciting people who will be helping to kick off the 70th Anniversary commemorative year at the Spirit of '45 Day National Conference in San Diego on Valentines Day Weekend - February 13 - 15, 2015.
Join the growing community of organizations and individuals that are preparing to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of "the Greatest Generation's Greatest Day" - August 14, 1945 - the day World War II ended and America began laying the foundations to assure a better future for their children and their children's children.
You are invited to help organize events and activities next year as America honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women who were the "ordinary heroes" who grew up in the difficult times of the Great Depression, fought to preserve freedom and democracy, and then in went on to help rebuild their shattered world.
Our World War II generation is now rapidly dwindling. Please join us in a nationwide celebration that honors their service and sacrifice and celebrates their achievements, so that their legacy will continue to unite and inspire Americans for years to come.
Here are some of the exiting events and activities that will be taking place next year.
Last Working Rosie the Riveter Brings
Spirit of '45 to Veterans Day
Elinor Otto, 95, and still working as a riveter building airplanes, on East Coast tour to raise public awareness about the Spirit of '45 70th Anniversary and the role women played during World War II.
Tuskegee Airman Bob Friend and Entertainment Legend Norman Lear Remember WWII
Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Bob Friend with legendary TV, movie producer and activist Norman Lear, who flew 52 combat missions as a member of a B17 crew during WWII, receiving the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters.
Congratulations to Norman Lear on the publication of his autobiography!
Sign up for the Around the World Tribute!
Help us set a Guinness World Record for the longest continuous wreath laying in history to conclude the 70th Anniversary commemorative weekend on Sunday, August 16, 2015
Watch 70th Anniversary Tribute Video
Music and lyrics by Elton John and Bernie Taupin Performed by Elton John. Courtesy of Capitol Music Group, under license from Universal Music Enterprises.