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Schedule of Events • 75th Anniversary • Voices of WWII

Friends of the National World War II Memorial

Friends of the National World War II Memorial (Friends), based in Washington, D.C., is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to teaching lessons of yesterday to unite generations of tomorrow. Founded in 2007 by the creators of the National World War II Memorial, Friends brings together individuals of all backgrounds and ages for national ceremonies and experiences at the Memorial and for educational programs centered around the themes of unity, shared values and ideals, and the spirit of community, inspiring them with timeless stories of sacrifice, dedication, and valor.

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.

Wednesday, November 10 at 9 a.m. ET
9th Annual Legacy Lecture with Alex Kershaw
More information here.

Thursday, November 11 at 11 a.m. ET
Veterans Day at the World War II Memorial

Tuesday, December 7 at 12:53 p.m. ET
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at the World War II Memorial

Wednesday, June 8-Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Victory In Europe Tour with Alex Kershaw
More information here.

News

WWII Army Veteran reflects on V-J day, offers advice on remembering (Vantage Point)

Support the Troops and the WWII Memorial (Southern Maryland News)

Historic Memorial Needs Attention (Katy Trail Weekly)

Secure funding for World War II Memorial repairs
(Stars & Stripes)

Remembering D-Day 77 years later (Connecting Vets)

Honors, tributes to fallen on Memorial Day at World War II Memorial (FOX 5 DC)

Florida’s Senators Back Greatest Generation Memorial Act (Florida Daily)

Bipartisan Rounds bill funds repairs at WWII memorial (Ripon Advance)

Bipartisan legislation introduced to repair National WWII Wemorial (Connecting Vets)

A coin could bring huge dividends to the National World War II Memorial (Connecting Vets)

Legislation seeks coins, gold medal for WWII Memorial and Army unit (CoinWorld)

Kaptur bill would mint coins for National World War II Memorial (Toledo Blade)

World War II veteran gets missing mess kit cup back more than 7 decades later (Connecting Vets)

Navy Issues Posthumous Navy Cross to USS Indianapolis Chaplain (USNI)

More Americans Have Died From Coronavirus Than in Combat During WWII (Newsweek)

Our greatest generation succeeded despite setbacks. Let’s hope our kids can do the same. (Colorado Sun)

The forgotten soldiers behind Netflix’s ‘The Liberator’
(Task and Purpose)

‘The Liberator’ tells the WWII story of Felix Sparks, an American and Colorado hero (Colorado Gazette)

The Friends of the National World War II Memorial held a wreath laying ceremony in remembrance of Veterans Day (C-SPAN)

WWII Memorial commemorating Veterans Day with virtual wreath presentation, ceremony, music (ABC 7 WJLA)

Washington Salute to Host Connecting Generations Virtual Discussion Featuring Tuskegee Airman, Jason Wright, And Doug Williams (Washington Football Team)

National World War II Memorial to be complete with addition of FDR’s D-Day prayer plaque (Connecting Vets)

FDR’s moving fireside D-Day prayer to be added to World War II Memorial (The Washington Post)

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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.

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