Per Honor Flight San Diego, CA for event on August 10, 2014: "Spirit of '45 Day" At the Veteran's Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park, 2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 . Please join us at the "Spirit of '45 Day" community picnic celebration being held at the Veteran's Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park - Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 11 AM - 3 PM.
WWII veterans and HFSD guardians please wear your HFSD shirts and name badges. WWII veterans please wear your WWII hats to help attendees identify those who served during WWII.
Activities that day will include: live WWII-era and Swing-era music, local community leaders and celebrities, children's activities, vintage newsreels and most importantly the opportunity for students to meet and interact with WWII Veterans. The students will learn what it was like to hear the war ended. From what we have seen during the Honor Flights from San Diego, our children are very eager to hear directly from our WWII veterans. Our veteran stories mean so much to all of us.
All WWII Veterans attending this event will receive a free one year membership to the Veteran's Museum and Memorial Center! NOTE: On July 26, 2010, Congress unanimously approved "Spirit of '45 Day" a new National Day of Remembrance to recall the victory celebrations at the end of WWII 8-14-1945.
This year "Spirit of '45 Day" will be celebrated on August 10, 2014, and in future years will occur on the second Sunday of every August.