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Spirit of ’45 Day at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
August 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm| Free
Spirit of ’45 Day, National Day of Remembrance is a community, educational event on Sunday, August 13th at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park commemorating the last day of WWII. Join in celebrating starting at 11:00 AM.
On August 14, 1945, World War II ended, marking the culminating moment of the greatest national effort in our history. We need to be thankful and remember what it was like to be American on that date when pride was at its highest point.
On the 72th Anniversary, Sunday, August 13th, 2017, KEEP THE SPIRIT OF ’45 DAY, now a new National Day of Remembrance, will be celebrated at our VMBP. Americans in thousands of locations across our USA will observe the historic moment by paying tribute to — and carrying on — the legacy of men and women of the World War II generation.
Children can talk one-on-one with over 100 WWII Veterans, Hometown Heroes, and Rosie Riveters, to learn what it was like to be a proud American on the day when they heard Japan surrendered to our USA and this War was over. They’ll learn the values by which this Greatest Generation lived, sacrificed together across America to protect our freedom.
“We desire that our citizens appreciate the sacrifices made by all those who participated in winning WWII, defeating the Japanese and learn how the people of San Diego came together to support the troops in the successful outcome of the War.” says Capt. Will Hays, Chairman of the Board of the Directors of our VMMC.
Bring your family to meet Veterans including Pearl Harbor Survivors, a Marine who served in both WWII and Korea, nurses, true “Rosie Riveters”, one who became a Marine and many other San Diegans who are WWII Americans! Many others will arrive on their own with their wonderful contributions to history. WWII Americans are our stars of this day!
28 piece American Flyboys, a top rated big band will play music popular in the late 1930’s, 40’s and Swing Era. There will also be WWII reenactors and special Museum exhibits! Yes, join them and wear your clothing from those years!
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