Honoring and Preserving the National Memory of World War II

Creating the Next
“Greatest Generation” of Tomorrow

Conferences • Community Service • Legacy Lecture

About the Memorial • FDR D-Day Prayer • Volunteers

Schedule of Events • 75th Anniversary • Voices of WWII

Friends of the National World War II Memorial

Founded in 2007, the Friends of the National World War II Memorial (Friends) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to honoring and preserving the national memory of World War II and to creating the next Greatest Generation of tomorrow. Friends considers it our sacred duty to teach the lessons of yesterday in order to unite the generations of tomorrow. To meet this mission, Friends hosts an annual teachers conference in Washington, DC; sponsors an annual public lecture series featuring prominent historians; and collects and archives video interviews of World War II veterans and other members of the WWII generation. Additionally, Friends has the lead responsibility in planning, staging, and funding five or more major national commemorative events annually. Friends recently completed a four-year WWII 75th Anniversary Commemoration marking every major battle in which American troops participated during World War II, hosting more than 80 commemorative and educational programs since December 2016. Friends relies on private support to breathe new life into the Memorial and to ensure that it continues to serve as a living lesson for all Americans.

Events

Friends of the National World War II Memorial COVID-19 Response
To see our response to COVID-19 and how it will affect our events, please click here.

If you would like to send a message to a World War II veteran who may be isolated during the novel coronavirus crisis, please click here.

Ongoing
WWII Memorial Commemorative Coin Campaign
To support our efforts, please click here.

Monday, December 7 at 12:53 p.m.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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If you would like Friends to profile a WWII veteran, click here.

If you would like to send a message to a World War II veteran who may be isolated during the novel coronavirus crisis, please click here.

For some deep dives into WWII history, check out our blog!

Friends of the National
World War II Memorial

921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Ste 316
Washington, D.C. 20003
202-675-2017
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Friends is grateful to the following Founding Sponsors for their ongoing commitment to preserving the legacy, lessons, and sacrifices of our Greatest Generation.

Friends of the National WWII Memorial Sponsor AT&TFriends of the National WWII Memorial Sponsor F. Haydn WilliamsFriends of the National WWII Memorial Sponsor WalmartFriends of the National WWII Memorial Sponsor Crawford Taylor Foundation