Tagged: WWII

National Spirit of ’45 Day

“Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive!” 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 personal courage, shared sacrifice, “can-do” attitude and service to community can inspire Americans to come together to meet historic challenges of our era. In 2010, the… Read more

National Spirit of ’45 Day

“Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive!” 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 personal courage, shared sacrifice, “can-do” attitude and service to community can inspire Americans to come together to meet historic challenges of our era. In 2010,… Read more

June 6th, 2016 is the 72nd Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion

Only 10 days each month were suitable for launching the operation: a day near the full Moon was needed both for illumination during the hours of darkness and for the spring tide, the former to illuminate navigational landmarks for the crews of aircraft, gliders and landing craft, and the latter to provide the deepest possible water to help safe navigation over… Read more

70th Anniversary of National Spirit of ’45 Day

“Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive!” 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 personal courage, shared sacrifice, “can-do” attitude and service to community can inspire Americans to come together to meet historic challenges of our era. In 2010,… Read more

June 6th, 2015 is the 71st Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion

Only 10 days each month were suitable for launching the operation: a day near the full Moon was needed both for illumination during the hours of darkness and for the spring tide, the former to illuminate navigational landmarks for the crews of aircraft, gliders and landing craft, and the latter to provide the deepest possible water to help safe navigation over… Read more

May 8th 2015 Is Victory in Europe Day!

Victory in Europe Day — known as V-E Day or VE Day — commemorates 8 May 1945, the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. Final events of the European front include: Mussolini’s death: On April 27, 1945, as Allied… Read more

August 10th, 2014 Marks National Spirit of ’45 Day

National Spirit of ’45 Day is observed on the second Sunday in August each year, coinciding with the anniversary of the day President Harry Truman announced World War II was over on August 14, 1945 — a day Life Magazine has called “a hinge of history…the birth of a new America.” National Spirit of ’45 Day honors the men and women of… Read more