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National Day Of Remembrance 'Spirit Of '45 Day'

The Veterans Museum and Memorial Center will host San Diego’s Spirit of 45 National Day of Remembrance Celebration on August 11th from 10 am to 2 pm. Attendees will enjoy a special program of music, entertainment, and meet with WWII Veterans and Hometown Heroes to share their memories of the War and its end on 14 August 1945.

The Spirit of '45 Day honors the legacy of service of America's "greatest generation" and is mobilizing youth to help record their personal stories through the Stories of Service oral history program.

In 2010 Congress unanimously approved “Spirit of '45 Day”, a new National Day of Remembrance to recall the victory celebrations at the end of WWII, to be celebrated the second Sunday in August. This celebration will occur across the county and San Diego’s celebration will be held at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center.

Activities include: WWII-era music, meet and interact with WWII Veterans, static display of WWII vehicles and equipment, and WWII Reenactors in uniform. There will also be clowns and face painting for the young ones; concessions and food will also be available.

At noon there will be brief remarks by WWII Veterans from Pearl Harbor, the Normandy, Iwo Jima, and from the American, European and Pacific Theaters.

Location: Veterans Museum & Memorial Center, 2115 Park Boulevard San Diego, Ca 92101 Google Maps

Contact Information:
-To volunteer, or donate contact the event chairman Dan DeMarco at: 619-569-6230 or
-Contact the Veterans Museum at: 619-239-2300, e-mail:, or

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Exterior image of Veterans Museum & Memorial Center.

Above: Exterior image of Veterans Museum & Memorial Center.


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