Events

FEATURED EVENTS

Jul. 07, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2016, 9:00am-5:00pm
Exhibit: Victory Florida: Honoring Polk County’s WWII Contributions
Location: Polk County History Center, 100 East Main Street, Bartow FL
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Tours & Exhibits, WWII
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August 15, 2015, marks the 70 year anniversary of V-Day, or Victory Day, which marked the end of World War II in 1945. The Florida Department of State is commemorating this important anniversary with the Victory Florida campaign, which honors and celebrates the heroes and heroines of World War II while... Read More

Aug. 08, 2015, 8:00am-11:00am
Location: Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples 34103
Categories: WWII, History & Heritage
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The Naples Spirit of 45 Committee will host its 6th Annual Greatest Generation Breakfast at the Naples Hilton on August 8, 2015 from 8 am - 11 am to honor the greatness and grandeur of a generation who preserved The United State’s founding principles of 1776.

Special guest, Chairman of the Friends of... Read More

Aug. 09, 2015, 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet 32127
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Tours & Exhibits, Visual & Performing Arts
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Visit the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse to explore the most complete and authentic large light station remaining in the United States. This National Historic Landmark retains all its original keeper dwellings, outbuildings, and its 175 foot tall lighthouse which is open for climbing. Discover the important... Read More

Aug. 22, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Air Force Armament Museum, 100 Museum Drive, Eglin AFB 32542
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage
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A 70th anniversary celebration of the end of WWII in the Pacific and a day to honor our surviving WWII veterans. A fun, educational day for families to learn about the events leading to the end of WWII and meet some real heroes!

OTHER EVENTS

Feb. 12, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015, 10:00am-5:00pm
U.S. Army Communications Bunker
Location: Plantation Historical Museum, 511 North Fig Tree Lane, Plantation 33317
Categories: WWII, History & Heritage, Tours & Exhibits, WWII
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An exhibit commemorating the anniversary of the end of World War II featuring: military artifacts and items, panels depicting Broward County during WWII, a recreated U.S. Army Communications Bunker & U.S. Army Pup Tent, special displays of local WWII veterans and special presentations during the... Read More

Jun. 06, 2015 - Aug. 24, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm
Historic Pensacola WWII Demonstration
Location: Historic Pensacola, 205 East Zaragoza Street, Pensacola 32502
Categories: WWII, History & Heritage
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Florida in World War II presents an overview of this important world event and its effect on Florida. Topic areas include life on the home front, military training, the German U-boat threat, and Floridians in military service. Learn about Florida's contributions to the war effort and the lasting impact... Read More

Jul. 01, 2015 - Sep. 30, 2015, 9:00am-5:00pm
WW2 poster advertisement featuring African American Pilot. Caption states "Keep us Flying. Buy War Bonds"
Location: Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee 32310
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature, Tours & Exhibits, WWII
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Visit the Tallahassee Museum’s new “African Americans in World War II” exhibit on display in the Phipps Gallery July 1 through September 30!The exhibit displays 40 photographs of how life was for men and women during the most widespread war in human history. Over 2.5 million African Americans... Read More

Aug. 03, 2015, 7:10pm-11:00pm
Rear Admiral Korn in 2014 Marlins game
Location: Marlins Park , 501 Marlins Way, Miami 33125
Categories: WWII, Entertainment, Outdoors & Nature, Sports, WWII
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The public is invited to celebrate with us to mark the 225th Birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard! Come to the Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets MLB game at Marlins Park, Miami on Monday, August 3, 2015, at 7:10 p.m. Active Duty Military, Veterans and their immediate families will be admitted FREE with valid... Read More

Aug. 08, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm
WWII re-enactors demonstartion
Location: Armed Forces History Museum, 2050 34th Way North, Largo 33770
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Tours & Exhibits, Visual & Performing Arts, WWII
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Come recognize the 70th year anniversary of the ending of World War II. Ride Through History - featuring WWII re-enactors, military vehicle rides, 10% off in our gift shop and free hot dogs. Throughout the day, the re-enactors will do indoor presentations and then outdoor firearms education and... Read More

Aug. 09, 2015, 4:15pm-7:15pm
WWII veterans and spouses attend for FREE. Please come out to support this event. Attendance is by reservctaion only. Please see flyer for more information.
Location: Sanibel Harbour Marriott, 17260Harbour Pointe Dr., Ft. Myers, FL 33908
Categories: WWII, History & Heritage, Tours & Exhibits, WWII
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Lee County, FL Spirit of '45-WWII veterans celebration. Elegant sit-down dinner and well-rounded veterans ceremony which includes: Aerial salute, Color Guard, Honor Guard, WWII veteran guest speakers, and much more! For reservations, please call: (800)-527-5395, ext 852. Ask for Eryka

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