Keep the Spirit of '45 ALIVE!

Keep the Spirit of '45 ALIVE! Join our campaign to honor the legacy of the World War II generation by observing National Spirit of '45 Day on the second Sunday of every August -- National Spirit of '45 Day is observed on Sunday, August 12 this year.

"Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive" is a national nonprofit grassroots campaign to promote the observance of National Spirit of '45 Day. The purpose of National Spirit of '45 Day is to honor the legacy of the World War generation by restoring a their spirit of community, can-do attitude, willingness to sacrifice for others, and a sense of national unity. National Spirit of '45 Day is observed each year on the second Sunday of August, coinciding with August 14, 1945, the day President Harry S. Truman announced that World War II had ended. It was the day when the men and women who had endured the difficult times of the Great Depression and fought for freedom and democracy against the forces of tyranny in the most destructive war in history, took up the task of rebuilding the world in an unprecedented effort to assure a better future for their children and their children's children, for former friend and ally and foe alike. As we continue the campaign, it's up to every individual, of every generation, to make sure that the legacy is not forgotten even after those of WWII leave us by helping to establish a tradition every August for reminding us all of the better qualities of what it means to be an America, including our deep commitment to volunteer service to our communities and our responsibilities to assure a warm welcome when those who serve our country in uniform return home. 2012 National Spirit of '45 Day will be observed on Sunday, August 12. Each year, to begin the countdown to National Spirit of '45 in August, organizations and individuals who have organized or participated in Spirit of '45 Day events and activities come together in sunny San Diego to share experience and ideas for assuring that National Spirit of '45 Day continues to gain traction in America. Spirit of '45 Leadership Conference in February 2012 in beautiful San Diego. Keep returning to this page for updates and to post your Spirit of '45 Events, and go to www.Spiritof45.org for additional information. You can do your part to keep the Spirit of '45 alive by - Calling on your elected officials at the federal, state and local levels to issue proclamations each year supporting the observance of National Spirit of '45 Day in your community. - Organizing or supporting Spirit of '45 commemorative events and activities in your community. You can register your event/activity and see what others are planning in your area, by visiting the EVENTS section of the Spirit of '45 web site. A free Toolkit with lots of ideas and templates for planning a Spirit of '45 Day event can be downloaded for free from the web site. - Participate in ongoing interactive Spirit of '45 community history projects by helping WWII era seniors document their first hand memories of August 14, 1945 and archive their wartime portrait photos so they will always be remembered as the youthful and vibrant men and women they were on the day when war ended and they could begin their lives anew, starting families, creating business, going to school on the G.I. Bill, and establishing an ethic of service to community that remains the gold standard today. For more information, visit our website at www.spiritof45.org. JOIN THE CAMPAIGN AND START SPREADING THE SPIRIT IN YOUR COMMUNITY TODAY!

Mission: To assure that National Spirit of '45 Day is observed as widely as possible throughout America each year so that the example of the "ordinary heroes" of the WWII generation will continue to inspire future generations, especially America's youth.

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As the holidays grow near, you will share stories and memories in many ways.  If you have an elder who is 90 or older, g...
12/21/2020
Free Rosie Membership *SPECIAL* | Rosie the Riveter | You Can Do It!

As the holidays grow near, you will share stories and memories in many ways. If you have an elder who is 90 or older, glean the memories of the 40s from them, If they worked during that time you can document that with the American Rosie The Riveter Association. It is free at this time, the process is easy, you need just a little info. If your Rosie has passed, you still can honor her through this link: https://rosietheriveter.net/rosie-shoppe/free-rosie-membership-special/

Qualifications for membership as a Rosie: Any woman who was employed in an industry or agency that was directly related to the war effort OR who was employed in a capacity usually held by a man, thus releasing a man for military duty. This includes self-employment, such as farming. Qualifications fo...

Dec 8, 1941. A few hours after the bombing on Pearl Harbor, the Philippines were surprised attacked at Clark Air Field o...
12/09/2020

Dec 8, 1941. A few hours after the bombing on Pearl Harbor, the Philippines were surprised attacked at Clark Air Field on Luzon and the American air power in the Philippines nearly destroyed

Then on Dec 10th, Japanese foot soldiers landed on Luzon.

The Greatest Generations Foundation
12/07/2020

The Greatest Generations Foundation

(DEC 07, 2020): Pearl Harbor Remembered - 79th Anniversary: Sailor Stuart Hedley recalls the day when the Battleship West Virginia was hit.

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, and raised in northern New York, Hedley tried to join the US Navy at 17 but was quickly denied entry. The reason: he was too small, too skinny for navy regulations. Angered by this and knowing he could do the job, Hedley would spend several months in a civilian capacity assisting the military, where he would add muscle and size to his frame. "I gained three inches and over ten pounds!"

Hedley emphatically relates. The added weight and determination showed proof to the recruiters that he was navy material. He would need it. Young Hedley was assigned to the Battleship USS West Virginia, a hard-working crew that felt war to be just a short time off.

December 7th, 1941 began as a calm day, despite reports that Japanese submarines had been sighted doing reconnaissance. Out of nowhere, the attack began. Japanese fighters and torpedo-bombers are coming over the horizon, intent on destroying the US Pacific fleet.

Hedley made his way towards his battle-station at turret #3, where he served as a spotter for the gun. Chaos ensued, with West Virginia taking several hits. Hedley, who had been chastised as a child about not leaning back in his chair with his feet up, narrowly escaped harm. A torpedo or bomb hit his emplacement, and where his legs would have been, had he been leaning back, blew a hole through the compartment. If he had not been sitting correctly, he would have lost his legs.

With West Virginia reeling from the blows it had received, Hedley and his shipmates made their way topside. Hedley recalls leaping into the water feet-first and coming up amid debris and burning oil and swimming for his life towards the shoreline. That raw determination and defiance had kept him alive to fight another day. Hedley would later be assigned to other ships and would see action in the Pacific War. He would later retire in 1960 and work as a civilian contractor for a company inspecting naval vessels.

Today, he makes his home in San Diego speaking with many school groups and fighting to keep the legacy of Pearl Harbor alive.

"Every Day is Memorial Day"
The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation
Web: www.TGGF.org

Of the 1,000 nurses in the Army Nurse Corps in WWII, only 82 were stationed in Hawaii at the 3 Army Medical facilities o...
12/07/2020

Of the 1,000 nurses in the Army Nurse Corps in WWII, only 82 were stationed in Hawaii at the 3 Army Medical facilities on the day of the fated attack on Pearl Harbor. By the end of WWII more than 59,000 American nurses served in the Army Nurse Corps.

They worked closer to the front lines than in any prior conflict providing valuable service at great personal risk. Nurses received 1,619 medals, citations and commendations for their service during WWII.

On this anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, as we remember the brave young men who perished and those who continued to serve, we also remember the women nurses who worked triage and cared for the overwhelming number of wounded with a shortage of supplies on that horrific day. The attack lasted two hours and through it all they worked fervently to save all they could. According to the Army Nurse Corps, the calm response and skill of the nurses contributed to low post injury mortality rates. We remember and honor those brave young women today.
#Spiritof45 #WWII #Nurses #WWIINurses #usa #RememberingPearlHarbor #pearlharbor

💥Please Help or Share 💥Libby Funeral Home out of Beacon NY will be delivering Holiday Stockings to local veterans in VA ...
12/07/2020

💥Please Help or Share 💥
Libby Funeral Home out of Beacon NY will be delivering Holiday Stockings to local veterans in VA Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities!

Needed Items: Hand Sanitizer, disposable and reusable masks, candy bars, Candy canes, chewing gum, vitamins, moisturizer, lip balm, shampoo, eye drops, gloves, scarves, playing cards, activity books, and crossword puzzles.
All items can be dropped off at our location 7-Days a Week, starting Nov. 11 until Dec. 20!

For more information, visit our website at https://www.libbyfuneralhome.com/

The Holidays are a time to be grateful and give thanks. However this year has been tougher than most. We at Libby are enlisting the help of your wonderful Beacon, NY community in giving thanks to those who have sacrificed much in services to our country.

We will be delivering Holiday Stockings to your local veterans in VA Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities!

Needed Items: Hand Sanitizer, disposable and reusable masks, candy bars, Candy canes, chewing gum, vitamins, moisturizer, lip balm, shampoo, eye drops, gloves, scarves, playing cards, activity books, and crossword puzzles.
All items can be dropped off at our location 7-Days a Week, starting Nov. 11 until Dec. 20!

For more information, visit our website at https://www.libbyfuneralhome.com/

12/05/2020
U.S. Senator Bob Casey

Senator Casey and Mae Krier

My Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act was just signed into law, so of course I had to call one of Pennsylvania's very own Rosie the Riveters, Mae Krier! Rosies set an example of the ‘We Can Do It’ spirit for decades, and we're grateful for their tremendous service.

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, the President signed into law:H.R. 1773, the “Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal ...
12/05/2020

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, the President signed into law:
H.R. 1773, the “Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019,” which provides for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the women in the United States who joined the workforce during World War II, referred to as “Rosie the Riveter”
#CongressionalGoldMedal #rosietheriveter #gotthegold #Spiritof45 #WWII #Rosie #usa #wedidit

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, the President signed into law:H.R. 1773, the “Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal ...
12/04/2020

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, the President signed into law:
H.R. 1773, the “Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019,” which provides for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the women in the United States who joined the workforce during World War II, referred to as “Rosie the Riveter”
#CongressionalGoldMedal #rosietheriveter #gotthegold #Spiritof45 #WWII #Rosie #usa #wedidit

We are all thrilled that the Congressional Rosie the Riveter Gold Medal Bill passed today!   Now the bill goes to the pr...
11/12/2020

We are all thrilled that the Congressional Rosie the Riveter Gold Medal Bill passed today! Now the bill goes to the president for his signature to become a law. Once that happens the gold medal will hang in the Smithsonian for future generations to know how large a part the Rosies played in winning WWII. Let us always remember and continue to share their legacy.
#rosietheriveter #WECANDOIT #wedidit #Rosie #WWII #spiritof45 #usa #congressionalgoldmedal #gotthegold

Honor Flight San Diego
10/11/2020

Honor Flight San Diego

It's #FreedomFriday and what says Freedom like a Pearl Harbor Survivor?

We are so honored to host a 99th Birthday Party (drive by) for WWII Veteran Stu Hedley! It will be on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 1100-1200. Put on your best Hawaiian shirt, decorate your car, and honk as you drive by.

If you can't make it that day and want to send a card, the address is included here too. Let's give this National Treasure one of his best birthday's ever!

Please share this post with your networks or tag an organization who needs to see this - everyone is invited to drive by and wish him a Happy Birthday!

#GreatestGeneration #NationalTreasure #PearlHarborSurvivor

Rosie The Riveter Trust
09/10/2020

Rosie The Riveter Trust

On Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, the U.S. Department of Labor will release the Hall of Honor induction ceremony for the “Rosies.” During World War II, these women riveted, welded and did so much more on the home front to help the nation win the war.

To hear from the Rosies who contributed short stories, you can go to a playlist on our YouTube channel (yes, we have one!) Go to:
http://bit.ly/Rosie-Hall-of-Honor_2020

The Department of Labor’s Hall of Honor was established in 1988 to honor Americans whose distinctive contributions have elevated working conditions, wages and overall quality of life for American families.

To learn more about the Women’s Bureau and their 100th Anniversary celebration visit: https://blog.dol.gov/2020/09/10/inducting-the-rosies-into-hall-of-honor

#RosietheRiveter #rosietrust #wecandoit #HallofHonor

Dani Masterson American Taps Girl
09/08/2020

Dani Masterson American Taps Girl

#Spiritof45 #WWII #thegreatestgeneration #history

Former Charger Helps WW II Vets Reunite for 75th Anniversary
09/06/2020
Former Charger Helps WW II Vets Reunite for 75th Anniversary

Former Charger Helps WW II Vets Reunite for 75th Anniversary

When it was determined that it was too risky to travel during the pandemic, four San Diego veterans met in Rancho Santa Fe at the home of former San Diego Charger Donny Edwards, who is the executive director of the Best Defense Foundation, an organization that celebrates and honors veterans, reports...

09/02/2020
The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum

End of War 75th Anniversary: The Pacific: Join us for a digital ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of V-J Day.

Tonight - Special Digital Screening!Apocalypse ’45Wednesday, September 2, 7:00 p.m. CTTo conclude our 75th anniversary o...
09/02/2020
Apocalypse '45 | Apocalypse '45 at The National WWII Museum | Apocalypse '45

Tonight - Special Digital Screening!
Apocalypse ’45
Wednesday, September 2, 7:00 p.m. CT
To conclude our 75th anniversary of V-J Day programming, join us for a special digital screening of the new Discovery Channel documentary Apocalypse ’45. With never before seen restored footage and the voices of 24 men who lived through these events, this timely documentary highlights the experiences of the last of the Greatest Generation.
Be sure to use code NWIIMUSEUM to register for free.
Register Now: https://bit.ly/3gTEBUR

Apocalypse ‘45 recounts the end of World War II. With never before seen restored footage and the voices of 24 men who lived through these events, this timely documentary highlights the experiences of the last of the Greatest Generation.

It's Game Day... Time to "Play Ball!" and honor our WWII veterans for the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII.  Game Tim...
08/23/2020
Military Appreciation - Honoring the heroes of WWII

It's Game Day... Time to "Play Ball!" and honor our WWII veterans for the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII. Game Time 1pm PST

Today they recognize our Greatest Generation! Thank you San
Digeo Padres and Honor Flight San Digeo for all you do to support our military men and women!
#GreatestGeneration #KeeptheSpiritAlive #Padres #PetcoPark #75thAnniversary #EndofWWII #USAA #Spiritof45 #MLB #SanDiegoPadres

The Official Site of Major League Baseball

On Sunday, Aug. 23rd you will hear the words,"Play Ball!" (1pm PST)And when you look behind the Padres catcher you will ...
08/23/2020
Military Appreciation - Honoring the heroes of WWII

On Sunday, Aug. 23rd you will hear the words,"Play Ball!" (1pm PST)And when you look behind the Padres catcher you will see WWII veterans sitting in the stands behind home plate....well, their cardboard cutouts anyway.
We are thrilled to have a number of WWII heroes that'll will be visible behind home plate during the game tomorrow as the Padres and USAA honor the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II. Thank you to Honor Flight San Diego and the San Diego Padres team for making this possible. What a great way for Keeping the Spirit of 45 ALIVE!

You can see all the veterans and their mini-bios on the Padres website by clicking: https://www.mlb.com/padres/community/military/ww2?partnerId=zh-20200821-238090-SD&qid=34&bt_ee=Sib4UdV%2Fz4TlCrGLEg3GAhRC%2BYnMbdgl%2B%2BF2cWY6aYahOvZalwumjFgF%2BF%2FCGy2T&bt_ts=1598048735695

#GreatestGeneration #KeeptheSpiritAlive #Padres #PetcoPark #75thAnniversary #EndofWWII #USAA #Spiritof45 #MLB #SanDiegoPadres

The Official Site of Major League Baseball

08/20/2020
KARE 11

KARE 11

For a few hours every day, this WWII vet with cancer waves the flag to show his love for the country he fought for. "Before I leave, I want them to remember John 'Never Surrender' Mastrocola."

Jacksonville National Cemetery #75thanniversary #WWII #spiritof45 #thegreatestgeneration
08/16/2020

Jacksonville National Cemetery
#75thanniversary #WWII #spiritof45 #thegreatestgeneration

08/14/2020
Barbara

Barbara

TODAY: VJ Day. 75 years, August 14, 1945, WWII ended. Oregon paid tribute this past Sunday on Spirit of '45 Day at the Oregon WWII Memorial -- thanking our WWII Greatest Generation for their courage, shared sacrifice, 'can do' attitude, spirit and service. THEY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN🇺🇸
(Music: In the Arms of Home, Patrick Smith)

Dani Masterson American Taps Girl
08/14/2020

Dani Masterson American Taps Girl

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII. The top photo,I took right before I sounded TAPS on the deck of the USS Midway. The bottom was shot by one of our photographers at the the same time. #spiritof45 #75anniversary #thegreatestgeneration

Thank you !
08/14/2020

Thank you !

For many of us, we were raised by our parents and relatives on stories of great bravery and sacrifice in the protection of the freedoms and human rights of many people. In memory of those brave men and women, we must never forget all that World War II not only cost in terms of human life and destruction but in what it means for the heroes who fought successfully against oppression, facism, and racism. And, never forget what it means for the glory of the American flag, no matter how it was flown in combat or in peace. Supervisor Thurston.

Now therefore, the following proclamation is issued:

PROCLAMATION from the WAPPINGER TOWN SUPERVISOR on the 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR II, August 14, 2020

WHEREAS, On August 14, 1945, the people of the United States received word of the end of World War II and greeted the news of the Allies’ noble victory with joyous celebration, humility, and spiritual reflection; and

WHEREAS, over 250 Wappinger residents, served in each of America’s armed forces during World War II and fought in every theater of operations, from the Pacific Islands to North Africa to the European fronts; and

WHEREAS, the Village of Wappingers Falls had more residents per capita serve than any other village in the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Wappinger and Village of Wappingers Falls’ private sector contributed considerably to
the war effort, from the goods manufactured within our factories to the manual labor constructing public works landmarks; and

WHEREAS, the people of the great Town of Wappinger honor those who served in the armed forces during World War II, remember the 5 Wapperians who gave their lives to protect our freedom, and thank the
men and women who supported the war effort on the home front; and

WHEREAS, the victory marked the culmination of a national effort that defeated the forces of aggression, brought freedom to oppressed nations, and ended the horrors of the Holocaust; and

WHEREAS, August 14, 1945, marked not only the end of the war but also the beginning of an unprecedented era of rebuilding, during which the World War II generation helped to strengthen American democracy by promoting civic engagement, volunteerism, and service to community and country; and

WHEREAS, the entire World War II generation, military personnel and civilians alike, has provided a model of unity and community that serves as a source of inspiration for current and future generations of Americans to come together to work for the continued betterment of the United States of America and the human race.

THEREFORE, I, Dr. Richard L. Thurston, in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, do hereby
proclaim August 14, 2020, as SPIRIT OF ’45 Remembrance Day in the great Town of Wappinger and I encourage all Wappinger Town residents to pay tribute to the historic accomplishments and sacrifice of the people of Wappinger, the State of New York, United States of America.

Address

55 Broad Street, Lower Level/Digital Clubhouse Network
New York, NY

General information

"Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive!" is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots initiative that evolved from the award winning Stories of Service program of the Digital Clubhouse Network, a 501(c)3 public benefit organization created by NASA in 1996 to develop innovative ways to mobilize youth to use the power of digital technology to build a better 21st century community. www.digiclub.org

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Honor The Legacy...

Join the alliance of organizations and individuals that are working together to preserve and honor the legacy of the men and women of America's WWII generation so that their achievements and values will continue to inspire future generations - especially the youth of our nation.

Help promote public awareness and participation in Spirit of '45 Day, an annual national day honoring America's "Greatest Generation" that was passed unanimously by the U.S. Congress in 2010.


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Cheboygan and Emmet County ARRA of MI congrats all Rosies on receiving the Gold Medal of Honor. Thank you to all those who supported this effort.
A northern MI Rosie the Riveter Carter honors the 19th Amendment 100 year anniversary.
Celebrating the Spirit of '45 in front of the USS Hornet in Alameda on Saturday, August 15th. We sang the hits of the 40's standing 6 feet apart.
Sounding Taps for the Spirit of 45 Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II Wreath Laying Ceremony at the St. Augustine (FL) National Cemetery. Honored to be in the presence of two WWII Veterans. One Navy Veteran of 11 Pacific actions, the other a seasoned Merchant Marine Veteran of the Atlantic. Honored to meet and catch a picture with Ernest Trester, US Merchant Marine Veteran. Honor and Remember. 🇺🇸 #75thanniversary #WWII #spiritof45 #thegreatestgeneration
https://www.facebook.com/thehuscreenacting/live/ We are going LIVE!!! Come and watch us commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Spirit of '45.
TAPS LTC Hessel & SPC Monroy of the Oregon Nat'l Guard. Spirit of '45 Day, WWII 75th Anniversary, August 9, 2020🇺🇸 A unique 2nd Sunday of pandemic August to honor the Greatest Generation with contributors dedicated to our decade long Spirit journey. Thanks to the millions of Americans who served: Europe to Pacific, Battlefield to Home front & Generation to Generation. Thanks Oregon Military Department, Oregon National Guard, and Oregon Dept of Veterans' Affairs🇺🇸
TAPS LTC Hessel & SPC Monroy of the Oregon Nat'l Guard. Spirit of '45 Day, WWII 75th Anniversary, August 9, 2020🇺🇸 A unique 2nd Sunday of pandemic August to honor the Greatest Generation with a small network of contributors dedicated to our decade long Spirit journey. Thanks to the millions of Americans who served -- Europe to Pacific, Battlefield to Homefront -- Generation to Generation. Thanks Oregon Military Department, Oregon National Guard, and Oregon Dept of Veterans' Affairs🇺🇸
TODAY: VJ Day. 75 years, August 14, 1945, WWII ended. Oregon paid tribute this past Sunday on Spirit of '45 Day at the Oregon WWII Memorial -- thanking our WWII Greatest Generation for their courage, shared sacrifice, 'can do' attitude, spirit and service. THEY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN🇺🇸 (Music: In the Arms of Home, Patrick Smith)
For several years, the Support Committee for the Alabama National Cemetery (SCALNC) has observed the anniversary of the end of WWII with a special ceremony at the Alabama National Cemetery (ALNC) titled Keep the Spirit of 45 Alive. This 75th anniversary year was to be a special and widely publicized event commemorating the allied victory which freed the world from tyranny. Sadly, but understandably, given current COVID 19 pandemic precautions our 2020 public ceremony has been canceled. As Keep the Spirit of 45 Alive is a special time in August set aside by Congress to commemorate VJ Day (August 14) by remembering and honoring the greatest generation and their spirit of determination and pride, the SCALNC remains committed to our mission and will remember and honor our WWII heroes in a different way. SCALNC has worked with the Director at ALNC and have the following plans in observance: 1) We have developed a video tribute for the 75th Anniversary of WWII which tells the story of 5 individuals who served in theaters of war and on the home front. Four are buried at ALNC while the 5th individual’s husband is interred there as well. The stories featured in the video include: Daniel Harmon Frederick - Army - Pacific Theater James Haggerty - Coast Guard - European Theater - D Day Richard Stephens - Navy - USS Indianapolis Survivor Frances Lokey Phelps - navy - WAVE - stateside Frances Tunnell Carter - Rosie the Riveter Association founder Link: https://youtu.be/IKzXAmjA-SA We also have featured photos of other WWII veterans on our page. 2) This week, we will conduct a short wreath laying ceremony which will include a flyover to begin the ceremony, prayer, national anthem, pledge, wreath laying by family members of WWII veterans, a moment of silence and taps. The ceremony will not be open to the public due to social distancing concerns but will be videoed for sharing with the public. 3) The Avenue of Flags at the cemetery will be raised and family members are welcome to visit their loved ones graves while observing social distancing and the state face mask order. Locally the SCALNC observes and honors veterans throughout the year in numerous ways. For more information visit our website at https://scalnc.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/scalnc/
The USS Hornet Museum will be honoring VJ Day on August 15th 2020. Please visit our website for more information: https://uss-hornet.org/
Oregon Spirit of '45 will honor our WWII Generation tomorrow on Spirit of '45 Day, 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII at the Oregon WWII Memorial. Due to the pandemic, this is by special invite. We will recognize all this generation did to protect our freedom with their courage, shared sacrifice, 'can do' attitude, service and SPIRIT 🇺🇸
I'm so very proud to be the daughter of a Rosie. Our new Orange County Chapter of California ARRA will be striving the keep the spirit of our amazing mothers, grandmothers, friends and all women who did the job in the war effort alive.