"Remember ... and be inspired."
Spirit of '45 is an 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.
Spirit of '45 Day is observed on the second weekend in August, coinciding with the anniversary of August 14, 1945 - the day that spontaneous celebrations broke out around the world at the news that the most destructive war in human history was over and America immediately began laying the foundations for a better future for its children and their children's children, for both its friends and allies and former enemies.
Communities commemorate Doolittle Tokyo Raid
75th Anniversary with Spirit of '45 "Wall of Honor"
Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary
Wall of photos of those who lost their lives during the December 7, 1941 attacks displayed at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, HI before being displayed at Pearl Harbor. Replicas of the Wall were also displayed in Washington, DC and on the USS Midway in San Diego. Learn more.
Spirit of '45 entry in America's Parade in LA on Veterans Day honoring Charles Durning and other Hollywood stars who served in World War II. Spirit of '45 youth entries marched in parades in New York, San Diego, Silicon Valley and other cities this year. Learn more
Spirit of '45 Day Message
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr.
March 9, 1922 - July 4, 2016