The free event provided an opportunity for those on the South Plains 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.
The event included several veteran organizations, children's educational activities, a military equipment display and an afternoon ceremony.
"We lost over 300,000 American citizens during WWII, which is more than the population of Lubbock today. So, every chance that we have to come together and thank these individuals I think we owe it to them," Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson said.
"I think it's really important to honor our veterans and our active duty soldiers. You know, we can't show enough appreciation for all that they do to keep us safe. And so this is just one way that the Silent Wings Museum can show how much we really care," Silent Wings Museum Education Coordinator Lisa Howe said.
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