The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will be celebrated simultaneously Sunday in both ends of Nevada during the annual “Keep the Spirit of ‘45 Alive” campaign.
Veterans of WWII who served in combat, behind the lines or stateside during the war are invited to take part and be honored. Their families are also encouraged to attend. Additionally, U.S. veterans of all periods of service and their families are welcome to participate and honor those patriots who came before them.
Veterans of WWII (or their widows) will each receive a distinctive pin at the ceremonies commemorating their service. The ceremonies are designed to honor all surviving and departed veterans who served honorably in WWII.
At the end of the war in 1945, Americans across the nation shouted, cried, rejoiced, exalted, prayed and sang the praises of the country’s fighting forces who defended the nation by bravely combating enemy forces on several continents.
“That patriotic spirit is rekindled each year during the ‘Keep the Spirit of ‘45 Alive’ campaign that serves to honor World War II veterans,” said Kat Miller, director of the Nevada Department of Veterans Services. “It also serves to keep patriotic memories alive in the minds and hearts of the public.”
The NDVS is hosting both laudatory events.
Where: Veterans Cemetery,
14 Veterans Way
When: Aug. 16, 10 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Fernley Mayor Roy Edgington, Jr.