Events

Aug. 09, 2015, 8:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Lowdermilk Park, 1301 Gulfshore Blvd. N, Naples 34112
Categories: WWII, Visual & Performing Arts
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Naples Spirit of 45's Taps Across America is a community gathering to pay tribute to WWII Veterans who have given their all in the quest to protect America's liberties.Seven Buglers open the ceremony along with the Marine Corp Color Guard. As a wreath is escorted to the Gulf of Mexico, a WWII Airplane... Read More

Aug. 10, 2015 - Nov. 12, 2015, 10:30am-5:00pm
Location: Mid-County Regional Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte 33952
Categories: WWII, History & Heritage
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An exhibit honoring our greatest generation and their contributions to World War II in Charlotte County. Displays of the Punta Gorda Army Air Field, a training field for fighter pilots who eventually saw service in Europe and the South Pacific, opened its first classes in 1944. The exhibit shows a personal... Read More

Aug. 11, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
The Fighting Bailey Brothers
Location: Charlotte County Historical Center, 514 East Grace Street, Punta Gorda 33950
Categories: WWII, History & Heritage
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All seven Bailey brothers served in our nation’s military during WWII and the Korean War. After military service, the brothers continued to be successful leaders. Guest speaker, Scot Shively presents the awe-inspiring stories of these courageous locals who became national heroes.

Aug. 12, 2015, 4:10pm-11:00pm
Spirit of 45 Logo
Location: Marlins Park , 501 Marlins Way, Miami 33125
Categories: WWII, Outdoors & Nature, Sports
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Come out to the Miami Marlins Stadium to watch the Miami Marlins vs. the Boston Red Sox for this special Spirit of '45 promotional game. August 14 is the opening day for the Spirit of '45 Commemorative weekend which recognizes veterans of WWII and their families as we reach 70 years since the end of... Read More

Aug. 13, 2015, 12:15pm-2:15pm
Location: Family Service Center Annex, Corner of N. Orange Avenue and W. Effie Street, Arcadia 34266
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage
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Please join DeSoto County’s “Victory Florida” commemoration--a panel discussion with WWII heroes and heroines: Carl Sharp Marine,Master of Ceremonies; Joe McKinney, Army; B.J. Norris, Army; Jim O’Leary, Army; John Pershing Platt, Coast Guard; Frances Pooser, Home Front; Jack Pooser, Dorr Field;... Read More

Aug. 13, 2015, 11:30am-3:30pm
National Register of Historic Places
Location: Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum, 4000 West Perimeter Road, Fort Lauderdale 33315
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Tours & Exhibits
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The Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum is holding an Open House, inviting all WWII veterans and their families on a tour of this historic Museum.

Aug. 14, 2015, 10:00am-1:00pm
Brevard Spirit of 45 Event Flyer
Location: Space Coast Convention Center - Holiday Inn Express, 301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa 32926
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, Entertainment, History & Heritage, Tours & Exhibits, Visual & Performing Arts
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Film aficionados will get a unique treat Friday, Aug. 14 at the Senior Life celebration to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. “Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive” will feature live music, video premiere, a barbecue and dessert tasting, exhibits and speakers, costume contest and... Read More

Aug. 14, 2015, 11:00am-12:00pm
Sarasota- Spirit of 45 Weekend Flyer Image
Location: Unconditional Surrender Statue , Island Park Drive/US Hwy 41, Sarasota 34236
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature
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Honor the Legacy of the Men and Women of America's GreatestGeneration on National Spirit of '45 commemoration weekend - marking 70 years since the end of WWII. To start the weekend off right there will be a ceremony at the Unconditional Surrender Statue on the Bay Front. Sponsored by the Unconditional... Read More

Aug. 15, 2015, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Sarasota- Spirit of 45 Weekend Flyer Image
Location: Robarts Arena/ Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota 34237
Categories: WWII, Culinary, Education & Learning, Entertainment, History & Heritage, Visual & Performing Arts
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See the Robarts Arena transformed into a 1940’s theme supper club where our WW II veterans and other veterans will enjoy dinner, entertainment, and a thank you program from the community. Program includes a big band, Andrew Sisters, other singers, swing dancers, and other entertainment. Veterans being... Read More

Aug. 15, 2015, 8:00am-10:00am
Rosie the Riveter
Location: Beef O'Brady's, 1231 Hey 41 North, Inverness 34450
Categories: WWII, Culinary, Education & Learning, History & Heritage

Ladies of Unit 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart will don the attire of Rosie the Riveter and serve pancake breakfast for a $5.00 donation. The ticket comes with a $5.00 coupon to be used no later than September 15 at Beef O'Bradys. All proceeds will go to the Honor Flight for World War II veterans.... Read More

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