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 68th Anniversary of that event.
We celebrated this event at the Veterans Museum on Sunday, August 11th, 2013, THE SPIRIT OF '45 DAY, the annual National Day of Remembrance. Americans in thousands of locations across the country will observe this historic moment by paying tribute to -- and carry-on -- the legacy of World War II Americans.
The public was welcomed to attend and celebrate the victory brought about by sacrifices made by the Veterans of World War II and their families.
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 was over, we won and began to rebuild lives at home and abroad.