During World War II, America's sons and daughters, friends and neighbors – 16 million strong – fought on the battlefront to preserve freedom and civilization itself. At home, the entire nation united in a common purpose to support the troops and win the war. When peace came, more than 400,000 Americans had sacrificed their lives.
Unity, integrity, duty, humility, courage, and sacrifice – this is the legacy of World War II and the "Greatest Generation."
Unfortunately, today our country and our citizens have lost their way. They have forgotten the hard-fought lessons of our WWII generation. Every day we are inundated with messages and images of discord, dishonesty, and selfishness.
The Friends of the National World War II Memorial is working to renew and reinvigorate within each United States Citizen, but most especially our young people, the spirit of unity and shared purpose which defined the character of our country during the war years. We are accomplishing this by:
Please help us keep the legacy of World War II and our Greatest Generation alive in the hearts and minds of our current and future generations and to create the next Greatest Generation of tomorrow!
Friends is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. Tax ID: 13-4358477.