Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive at Frontiers of Flight Museum
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Grab your coveralls and red bandana and take a trip to the Frontiers of Flight Museum as it celebrates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Rosie the Riveter is one of the most enduring images of WWII, and as such will be celebrated in a big way during this event. On Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m., the museum will attempt a Guinness World Record by having the most dressed-up Rosie lookalikes assembled in one location. The gathering is part of Rosies Rally ‘Round the Troops, a national project paying tribute to the work American women did stateside to help win the war.
The aviation museum marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with a series of community events honoring the men and women of the "Greatest Generation." Although the national “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive" event will take place in New York’s Time Square, the Frontiers of Flight Museum will bring the festivities to North Texas by hosting many of the same events locally on Aug. 15-16.
Saturday, Aug. 15, events include a Rosie the Riveter rally in which the museum will attempt a Guinness World Record by having the most dressed-up “Rosie” look-alikes assembled in one location.
Another interactive event on Aug. 15 will be the "Kiss Off!," which encourages guests to strike a pose to replicate the famous V-J Day photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Visitors can strike their own version of the pose and share it at #frontiersofflightmuseum.
Other highlights include the Liberty Jump Team display, Living History reenactors, WWII era music, and various historians and authors sharing compelling stories of WWII.
Kids can learn to spell their names with Navy signal flags, write a letter to a service member, and color Rosie the Riveter pictures.
On Sunday, Aug. 16, the Daughters of WWII present "Spirit of ’45 Sunday" with a wreath laying ceremony hosted by CBS 11 news anchor Doug Dunbar.
Activities are free with museum admission; free for active duty military and their families; and free for veterans.
Go here for a schedule of each day's events.