Events

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. 16, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 cemetery Road, Pensacola 32508
Categories: WWII, WWII
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Barrancas National Cemetery will host a public wreath laying ceremony as part of the World War II 70th Anniversary Commemorative Weekend sponsored by The Military Order of the Purple Heart and in coordination with the “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive” organization. Wreaths will be laid to honor those... 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. 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. 15, 2015, 9:00am-3:00pm
Camp Gordon Johnston Days Parade Image-2014
Location: Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island 32328
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature
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August 15th, 2015 is the 70 year anniversary of V-Day or Victory Day, which marked the end of World War II in 1945. Florida was an active training ground for the United States military. The Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum in nearby Carrabelle will be at St. George Island State Park to talk about... Read More

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. 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

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