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Date(s) - 08/22/2015
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Air Force Armament Museum

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“Pearl Harbor, Normandy, Battle of the Bulge, Bataan, Iwo Jima, Doolittle Raiders, Battle of Midway, Merrill’s Marauders, and Hiroshima.”   Names, places, deeds, just to name a few that should be etched in every American’s mind and heart.  It is these words that exemplify“America’s Greatest Generation”, and their sacrifice to free the world of tyranny.  However, time has a way of erasing the past.

In conjunction with the National Committee on Keep the Spirit of 45’ Alivewww.Spiritof45.orgthe Air Force Armament Museum Foundation, Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 811, and Northwest Florida State College Student Nursing Programhave partnered to “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive”!   A celebration to educate and perpetuate one of the most memorable events of our nation’s history; the end of World War II, and to honor the veterans, and the men and women of this magnificent era.

This celebration will be held at the Air Force Armament Museum on Saturday, August 22, 2015, from 10:00am-4:00pm, to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of WW II, and be prepared for a wonderful day!  It all begins with Reveille and the presentation of colors at 10:00am.  Historical Lectures conducted by prominent historians on the Doolittle Raiders, Eglin Field (WWII), WASP, Authentic Slide Shows, Patriotic Dance routine by the famousHighsteppers, Doughnut Dollies, Big Band Era Music, Photo Booths, Re-Enactors, Rosie the Riveter, a Full Service WWII Field Kitchen, VA Representatives, and much, much more!  A complete Schedule of Events (With times) will be published as we confirm all the activities.

We encourage ALL WWII VETERANS to attend this event so that we may recognize your contribution to the war effort.  Let us ALL acknowledge and pay tribute to the men and women of the “Greatest Generation”, and honor and thank these heroes on behalf of a grateful nation. We also encourage everyone to look at the following National Public Service Announcements by Ms. Scarlett Johansson and Mr. Elton John on this national historic event.

Scarlett Johansson asks America to keep the Spirit of ’45 alive

Oceans Away WWII 70th Anniversary – YouTube  –  Elton John

Join us for this historical event, and don’t forget, bring a World War II Veteran.  For more information contact Joan Doman, 850-651-1808 afamf32542@aol.com , Sam Houston, 850-729-2748, shh1100@cox.net or Bill Patterson, 850-243-3889, papa1172@aol.com .

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