Atria to celebrate national Spirit Of ’45 Day
Atria Grass Valley, a local senior living community, will host a celebration on Aug. 16 in honor of National Spirit of ’45 Day.
National Spirit of ’45 Day is observed on the third Sunday in August to commemorate the anniversary of the day President Harry S. Truman declared the end of World War II.
This congressionally recognized national day of remembrance was created by the Spirit of ’45 nonprofit organization to honor the men and women of America’s “Greatest Generation” each year.
Atria communities across the country are involved in this national grassroots effort to remind people of the courage, shared sacrifice and “can do” attitude of the men and women of the World War II generation, according to a press release.
“We are proud to call attention to our residents and to those in our community who contributed so much to our country during such an uncertain time,” said Lois Bevan, Engage Life Director at Atria Grass Valley. “These men and women have given so much and set an example for future generations. We are proud to support the Spirit of ’45 campaign, and we join them in honoring all members of the ‘Greatest Generation’.”
Families, friends and members of the ‘Greatest Generation’ are invited to Atria Grass Valley at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 to join the Spirit of ’45 Day celebration.
The event will include the American Legion Riders who will place the wreath under the flag. Dale Sawyer, a retired Air Force chaplain and an Atria resident, will lead a moment of silence.
Following the wreath presentation will be a barbecue. Atria Grass Valley is located at 150 Sutton Way in Grass Valley. Call the concierge for more information at 530-272-1055 or visit http://www.atriagrassvalley.com.
For more information about the Spirit of ’45 Day public awareness campaign, visit http://www.Spiritof45.org or find the organization on Facebook.
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