Friends of the National WWII Memorial’s
Response to the Novel Coronavirus
(COVID-19)

Since our founding in 2007, the the Friends of the National World War II Memorial (Friends) has been dedicated to honoring and preserving the national memory of World War II and to creating the next “Greatest Generation” of tomorrow.

The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to reimagine our national four-year World War II 75th anniversary commemorations at the World War II Memorial, among other ceremonies and events. To meet our mission, we are continuing to mark each battle anniversary — but now we are doing it online. Friends still wants to ensure that every World War II veteran, and all the families of those who served and sacrificed, knows that we remember them.

The steps we have taken are to ensure that our World War II veterans and community remain safe and healthy is paramount. We will continue with our online ceremonies for the foreseeable future until it is safe to return in person to the Memorial.

In the meantime, we want to hear your stories! Please send us your videos, recorded calls, emails, etc. with inspirational stories of your World War II veterans and families. We will share them here and on our social media properties. Their messages are more important now more than ever.

If you would like to send a message to a World War II veteran who may be isolated during this difficult time, please click here.

You can catch up on our most recent 75th anniversary virtual battle commemorations here.

Friends of the National
World War II Memorial

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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