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2nd Annual Spirit of ’45 National Leaders Conference Sets Strategies for 2012 Campaign
February 20, 2012 - Posted by Project HQ
More than 125 people from 33 states attended the 2012 Spirit of '45 National Leaders Conference in San Diego, CA on the weekend of February 17-19.  Click here to download your copy of the Official Conference Program.  Visit the Conference Photo Gallery here. 
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 Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive Commemorates 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
December 8, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
According to a front page article in the December 7, 2011 edition of the New York Times, the Pearl Harbors Survivors Association will officially disband on December 31, making this year’s 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack the last...
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Nation’s Veterans Day Parades Show Their Spirit!
November 15, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
Spirit of ’45 was part of Veterans Day parades from New York City to San Diego last Friday, with as many as 200 youth marching with enlarged photos of WWII veterans from their community to help raise public awareness about National...
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VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Honors America’s ‘Greatest Generation’ by Keeping the Spirit of ’45 Alive!
November 28, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
November is National Hospice/Palliative Care Month. This year’s theme -”Preserving a legacy…treasuring memories” -reminds us that every person is a unique individual with a lifetime of experiences, relationships and gifts...
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Sculpture Foundation and U-Haul Team up to support “Spirit of ’45 Tour” in California and Arizona
October 26, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
The Spirit of ’45 was in the news throughout the Southwest in October, thanks to National Sponsor U-Haul International and the Sculpture Foundation. A 6 ft replica of the famous Seward Johnson sculpture depicting the “kiss seen round...
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A New Veterans Day Tradition
November 9, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive will be highly visibly on November 11 as hundreds of youth and adult volunteers march with photos of World War II veterans in the Veterans Day parades across the country as they pledge to...
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National Spirit of ’45 Day observed in hundreds of communities across the country this year! Share your stories!
August 18, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
Hundreds of communities held Spirit of ’45 Day events and activities in every state inAmerica this year, starting with the big band concert at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, Hawaii, organized by Vanita Rae Smith, and two 2-day events that...
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2012 Spirit of ’45 Day National Campaign begins with unveiling of “Times Square Kiss” at historic Union Station Kansas City and USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor
September 26, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
Press conferences featuring two life sized sculptures depicting the famous “Times Square Kiss” were held at historic Union Station in Kansas City, MO and the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor, HI to officially announce the beginning of the 2012 National...
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Honor the Women of World War II
August 12, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
Edith Shain, the famous Times Square Nurse, whose energy and commitment to creating a national day to honor the WWII generation inspired people all over America, wasn’t the only woman to have made a contribution to the war effort. We’re ...
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Major League Baseball Teams Continue to Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive!
August 13, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
Once again, America’s Major League Baseball teams came out in support of National Spirit of ’45 Day and are planning observances this year. Last year, all 15 teams that played on August 14, announced Spirit of ’45 Day during their...
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National Spirit of ’45 Day to begin with Opening Ceremony in Philadelphia’s Historic 30th Street Station
August 7, 2011 - Posted by Marie Alm
Hundreds of communities across America will be taking part in this year’s National Spirit of ’45 Day to honor the achievements of the men and women of the World War II generation as part of a grassroots effort to restore...
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Lois Bolin (Florida) is in the News!
August 11, 2011 - Posted by Marie Alm
Attention all of you “Baton Rouge Spirit Alums”: You will surely enjoy watching Lois Bolin’s terrific interview on Fox this week. Spirit of ’45 celebrates the end of World War II. It also celebrates the values of those soldiers and...
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90-year old D-Day Veteran Helps Kick Off 2011 National Spirit of ’45 Day With Parachute Jump
August 1, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
The United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), in association with the Army Heritage Center Foundation and the Ranger Group LLC., will be helping to kick off National Spirit of ’45 Day ...
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Please thank them on their “Greatest Day”
August 6, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
There are heroes walking among us today. We cross paths with them everyday. They are our neighbors, our family, our friends. They are older now, but when they were young, they stepped forward to defend America and its freedoms during...
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Summary of Spirit of ’45 Signature Events
July 31, 2011 - Posted by Marie Alm
Several hundred Spirit of ’45 Day activities are being planned across America in August, including observances with participating Major League Baseball teams, open houses at senior and assisted living communities, Spirit celebrations at state veterans homes...
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Times Square Kiss Tours Bay Area
August 1, 2011 - Posted by Marie Alm
July 29, 2011) A life sized sculpture of the famous “Times Square Kiss“ began visiting several Bay Area cities on July 29 to help raise public awareness about National Spirit of 45 Day, the new national day of remembrance honoring...
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Memorial Day 2011 in Washington, D.C. - The Report
July 3, 2011 - Posted by Marie Alm
To help raise public awareness about Spirit of ’45 Day, our partners organized a special Memorial Day of Service in the nation’s capitol to honor those who did not return home after World War II ended on August 14, 1945...
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WWII Victory Weekend on the Battleship New Jersey
July 31, 2011 - Posted by Marie Alm
The Battleship New Jersey invites you to keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive on World War II Victory Weekend. This is a Living History experience August 13 and 14 offering a jam-packed weekend of fun in honor of the Greatest...
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USS KIDD and State of Louisiana Host 1st Annual Spirit of ’45 National Leaders Conference in Baton Rouge, LA
April 20, 2011 - Posted by Marie Alm
2012 Conference to be held in San Diego, CA Delegates representing dozens of organizations that participated in the 2010 National Spirit of ’45 Day campaign came together in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on February 25-27 to share...
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First Anniversary of Edith’s Passing
June 20, 2011 - Posted by Marie Alm
Edith Shain was an amazing woman with an amazing life story. Today marks the first anniversary of her passing from this world and we miss her greatly. Please keep a moment of silence today to honor her memory. Read about...
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Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive - The Campaign
March 30, 2011 - Posted by Marie Alm
KEEP THE SPIRIT OF ’45 ALIVE! is a non-profit, non-partisan initiative to preserve the legacy of the men and women of the Greatest Generation so that their example of courage, self-sacrifice, “can-do” attitude and commitment...
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Countdown to Memorial Day Begins On April 1st
April 1, 2011 - Posted by Marie Alm
Spirit of ’45 Honors Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice. The Battle of Okinawa begins. … The anniversary of the passing of Peter Radonich. See Peter’s digital story...
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A Call to Action from an American Hero!
March 9, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
Dr. Roscoe Brown, Tuskegee Airman and youth education advocate, records a public service announcement for Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive! ...
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Calling all Rosie’s - and Rosebuds and Rivets!
March 28, 2011 - Posted by Marie Alm
A Message from Dr. Frances Carter.
As we come to the end of National Women’s History Month, it is a good time to remember and reflect upon the achievements of women who were members of what is now often referred to as America’s...
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2010 Campaign - Year in Review
January 9, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
In 2010, KEEP THE SPIRIT OF ’45 ALIVE successfully launched the first annual Spirit of ’45 Day on August 14, 2010, marking the 65th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War...
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Join us to launch our 2011 campaign!
January 10, 2011 - Posted by Project HQ
UPDATE: Lone Sailor Statue reception added for Friday Evening!...
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Website Update
December 1, 2010 - Posted by Project HQ
Information on our new look (and work in progress)...
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A New Veterans Day Tradition
December 1, 2010 - Posted by Project HQ
Hundreds of youth and adult volunteers marched with photos of World War II veterans in Veterans Day parades from New York to San Diego, pledging to honor the legacy of service of the Greatest Generation...
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We did it!
August 16, 2010 - Posted by Project HQ
(We are transferring photos from our old website; thank you for your patience) The first annual National Spirit of ’45 Day (this August 14) was a tremendous success! Thanks to the efforts dedicated individuals and groups across the nation, hundreds...
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This Veterans Day, Carry On their Legacy!
November 1, 2010 - Posted by Project HQ
Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive encourages youth and adult volunteers around the country to capture and display portraits of the Greatest Generation at their local Veterans Day activities...
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Hollywood Legends Champion SPIRIT OF ’45 DAY
August 7, 2010 - Posted by Project HQ
Rhonda Fleming, Carol Channing, Margaret O’Brien and Ernest Borgnine support national day of remembrance and reflection...
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Baseball Supports SPIRIT OF ’45 DAY!
August 10, 2010 - Posted by Project HQ
SPIRIT OF ’45 DAY will be observed at major league baseball games across the country!...
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A farewall to “America’s Nurse”
June 24, 2010 - Posted by Project HQ
(We are transferring photos from our old website; thank you for your patience) The KEEP THE SPIRIT OF ’45 ALIVE family lost a dear friend and devoted advocate when Edith Shain, the nurse from the iconic “Times Square Kiss” photograph...
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Meet VITAS, our new National Legacy Partner!
July 25, 2010 - Posted by Project HQ
(We are transferring photos from our old website; thank you for your patience) KEEP THE SPIRIT OF ’45 ALIVE is proud to welcome VITAS as a National Legacy Partner! VITAS Innovative Hospice Care has been a pioneer and leader in...
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The American World War II Orphans Network (AWON)
April 8, 2010 - Posted by Project HQ
Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive is proud to be working with the children of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II...
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America in WWII magazine joins the campaign
May 7, 2010 - Posted by Project HQ
(We are transferring photos from our old website; thank you for your patience) KEEP THE SPIRIT OF ’45 ALIVE is proud to have the support of AMERICA IN WWII magazine! AMERICA IN WWII is the only magazine that tells the...
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Our West Coast launch!
August 16, 2009 - Posted by Project HQ
We kick off our campaign on the West Coast in Southern California...
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Our 2010 Campaign Kick-Off event!
January 20, 2010 - Posted by Project HQ
A report from our January 18, 2010 event at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, CA...
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