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. To meet this mission, Friends sponsors an annual public lecture series featuring prominent historians; hosts an annual teachers conference in Washington, DC; and collects and archives video interviews of World War II veterans and other members of the Greatest Generation. Additionally, Friends has the lead responsibility in planning, staging, and funding five or more major national commemorative events annually and is currently sponsoring a national four-year World War II 75th anniversary commemoration. 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.
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.
WWII Memorial Commemorative Coin Campaign
To support our efforts, please click here.
Tuesday, July 21 – Saturday, July 25, 2020
5th Annual Friends of the National World War II Memorial Teachers Conference (VIRTUAL)
If you are a teacher and would like to participate, please click here.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
V-J Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration
Wednesday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Veterans Day Observance
Wednesday, November 18
8th Annual Haydn Williams WWII Memorial Legacy Lecture
Monday, December 7 at 12:53 p.m.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
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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.