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Spirit of 45 Day Remembrance Celebration

2115 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Region: Downtown
Date: August 10 - August 10, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Price: Free

World War II ended on August 14, 1945 marking the culminating moment of the greatest national effort in our history. We are free to be thankful and remember what it was like to be American on that date when pride was at its highest point. This is the 69th Anniversary of that event. The Spirit of '45 Day honors the legacy of service of America's "Greatest Generation" and is mobilizing youth to help men and women who remember the day WWII to tell us their memories so they will become part of the nation's memory.

We celebrate this event at the Veterans Museum on Sunday, August 10th, 2014, THE SPIRIT OF '45 DAY Americans in thousands of locations across the USA observe this historic moment by paying tribute to - and carry-on - the legacy of World War II Americans. It started here in San Diego! 

Talk one-on-one with WWII Veterans, Hometown Heroes, and Rosie Riveters, and representatives of Allies to learn what it was like to be a proud American on the day when they learned the War ended and their dreams and plans could happen. 


  • Live WWII-era & Swing-era music - 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
    Returning is Geary Tomson's "The Saturday Nite Big Band" beginning at 11:00 am. Clayton Becker our bugler will sound Taps at 2:00 PM which will be played across the USA from the East to West Coast in a rolling pattern.
  • The opportunity to meet and interact with over 100 WWII Veterans to learn what it was like to learn the War ended and that their dreams can come true.
  • Dancing
  • Clowns and face painting
  • Indoor exhibits, tables where Greatest Generation Americans tell children their stories
  • HONOR FLIGHT is inviting its entire membership! They have 80 RSVP's so far. Special Tribute to Caregivers! All their members are Life Time Members to our VMMC too!
Food and Drink
  • Lunch is $5 and will be available again provided by Gloria at Cupid’s Catering
  • Lumpia provided by Filipino American Military Officers Assoc. FAMOS
  • Celebration Cakes by VITAS
  • Water in Dispensers by Pacific Beach Water
  • Water bottles by Viejas

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