First United Methodist Church minister Catie Coots will recognized all military veterans at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 9, but special recognition will be given to World War II vets. Phone (310) 454-5529 for inclusion in the bulletin. The church is located at 801 Via de la Paz.
“This will be the first of several events the church hopes to sponsor in conjunction with other churches, community organizations and the American Legion, culminating in a special commemorative event on August 9, 2015, celebrating the 70th an- niversary of the end of World War II,” said Coots, whose father served in the war.
“Keep the Spirit of ‘45 Alive!” is a nationwide, grassroots, nonprofit initiative to establish an annual day to honor WWII Vets and the memory of the more than 400,000 Americans who never came home.
In 2010, Congress voted unanimously in favor of observing support of a National Spirit of ‘45 Day on the second Sunday of every August, coinciding with the anniversary of August 11, 1945, the day when President Harry S. Truman announced Japan’s surrender.
Visit spiritof45.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.