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America's governors issue 70th Anniversary Proclamations in 2015 
 
Long time Spirit of '45 Day supporter Iowa Governor Terry Branstad sent a clarion call to his fellow governors asking them to honor the legacy of national unity of the men and women of the Greatest Generation by supporting the Spirit of '45 70th Anniversary Commemoration events and activities in their states. More...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Read your state's proclamation
 
 
Scroll down this page to read examples of State Spirit of '45 Proclamations 
Watch for your Governor's proclamation! 
 
Governors of Oregon, South Carolina and Nevada lead the way
 
Oregon Governor Kate Brown, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval were was among the first to issue proclamations for their states that are being used as models by other governors across the nation.
 
Governor Brown was joined by Spirit of '45 national advisor Brig. Gen. (ret.) James B. Thayer whose Army unit liberated 15,000 prisoners of a Nazi death camp in May 1945, to announce a week-long commemoration in Oregon.  
 
Oregon was the first state in America to officially adopt Spirit of '45 Day as an official day of remembrance honoring its WWII generation and heritage.
 
To download a PDF version of the Oregon proclamation, click here or scroll down this page to see the image below.
  
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley issued her proclamation the same week that America was shocked and stunned by the tragic shooting deaths of nine people who were killed by a gunman in a Charleston church.  Within days, Governor Haley and the South Carolina legislature removed the flag of the Confederacy from the South Carolina state capitol building.
  
For a PDF version of Governor Haley's Spirit of '45 proclamation click here or scroll down the page to see the image below. 
 
 
Governor Bryan Sandoval is helping to promote Spirit of '45 through the Nevada's state veterans affairs office.  Click here or on the image below to read PDF of Nevada Governor Bryan Sandoval's Spirit of '45 proclamation.
   
Las Vegas, NV will be hosting the national convention of the Military Order of the Purple Heart on August 5 - 9, which will officially kick off the Spirit of '45 70th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend that will include two big shows organized by the Vegas Voice on August 14 and 16. (Click on the image for PDF of flyer)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
Senator Susan Collins is keeping the Spirit of '45 alive 
 
Every year, elected officials throughout the country are asked to issue proclamations supporting the observance of Spirit of '45 Day in their communities, based on the Concurrent Resolution that was passed
unanimously by the United States Congress in 2010.
 
 
The Spirit of '45 Day Resolution was introduced by Maine Senator Susan Collins, with the support of the late Senator Dan Inouye of Hawaii and Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last two WWII veterans serving in the US Senate.
 
 
Senator Collins, whose father is a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, was born on December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day).  She continues to be a wonderful example of the Spirit of '45 in our national government and a great spokeswoman for promoting the values and achievements of the WWII generation and encouraging the families of the Greatest Generation to keep their Spirit alive.  
 
 
Examples of State Proclamations