Spirit of '45 Event with Chuck Yeager
Spirit of 45 Awards and Celebration Dinner
Don’t Miss this Historic Evening at the San Diego Air & Space Museum!
An evening honoring the men and women who served in WWII. They lived through the depression, as a community of one, they fought a world war on two fronts, and then they rebuilt a shattered world. They are our parents, our grandparents, and our dearest friends. Spirit of ’45 day, the second Sunday in August, is a new national day in honor of their legacy. Join us as we work to keep their memories alive!
Individual Lifetime Achievement Award: General Chuck Yeager. General Yeager served as a fighter pilot during WWII and was the first to break the sound barrier in October 1947.
Arsenal of Democracy Award: Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler are being recognized as the six companies that were essential elements of the “Arsenal of Democracy”.
When: Saturday February 18th, 2012
Where: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Schedule: 6:00pm Reception 7:00pm Dinner & Program
Masters of Ceremony: Mark Larson & Jerry Coleman
Special Guest: Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree General Chuck Yeager
Attire: 40’s Attire Encouraged
RSVP by Febraury 7th to Becky Conrad at 619.234.8291 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Invited Guests Include:
Robert Cardenas: B29 pilot
Bob Hoover: Chase plane pilot
Jerry Coleman: WWII marine fighter pilot
Dr. Roscoe Brown: Tuskegee Airman
Adolpho Celaya: Hispanic Hero of WWII
Skip Adams: Battle of Iwo Jima
Walter Ehlers: Normandy Sacrifice for Freedom
Dr. Frances Carter: Founder of the American Rosie the Riveter Association
Christ McIntyre: Representing Vietnam veterans
Lt Col Hank Cervante: Mighty 8th Air Force
Tibor Rubin: Jewish War Veteran
Nell Calloway: Executive Director of the Flying Tigers Foundation
Dick Cole: Doolittle’s Raid
Joe McPhlan: Black Sheep Squadron
Dr. Bruce Heilman: Battle of Okinawa
Al Tortolano: Go for Broke, 442nd/100’
Steve Pisanos: Eagle Squadron
Dick Deeds: Aviator in Europe and the Pacific
All proceeds benefit promoting the work of the Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive Campaign and the SDASM’s educational programs.
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