Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Spirit of '45 in North Carolina

From the July 28, 2014, Raleigh (NC) News & Observer "Spirit of '45 honors 'Greatest Generation'" by Clare Myers.

August 14, 1945, has been called the Greatest Day for the Greatest Generation as the end of World War II was celebrated.  At a ceremony at The Cypress of Raleigh continuing care community on Tuesday, these men and women were honored.

National Director of the "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive" organization, Warren Hegg says, "We need to recapture the spirit of this generation."

In 2010, Congress declared the second Sunday in August as "Spirit of '45 Day" and Tuesday's event was one of several stops on a tour to promote the celebration across the country.

World War II veterans were recognized at The Cypress and it was proclaimed the first Purple Heart Continuing Care Community in America.

--GreGen

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