Spirit of '45 Day at the Silent Wings Museum Saturday

Published 07/31 2014 01:55PM

Updated 08/09 2014 05:14PM

LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock, Texas will celebrate the Spirit of ‘45 Day on Saturday, August 9, 2014 with a free one-day event that provides an opportunity for America to say “Thank you!” to those who served in uniform and those who supported them on the home front during the WWII era. 

In 2010, Congress voted unanimously in favor of observing a national Spirit of ‘45 Day on the second weekend of every August, coinciding with the anniversary of the historic day when President Harry S. Truman announced that World War II was over.

There will be an opportunity to visit with local veteran organizations, children’s educational activities, a military equipment display and an afternoon ceremony followed by light refreshments. For more information about the Silent Wings Museum’s Spirit of ‘45 Day contact the museum at 806.775.3049.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Museum Hours for the Spirit of ‘45 Day: Saturday, August 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum opens to the public
Self-guided tours
Educational children’s activities all day
Military equipment display

Members only luncheon

Afternoon ceremony begins and will feature a wreath laying, taps, mayoral proclamation and a performance by Moonlight Musical’s youth ensemble, Moonlight Directions, followed by light refreshments in the Silent Wings Museum Hangar Gallery.

(Press release by the City of Lubbock)

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