The end of WWII becomes a national holiday

POSTED: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 5:10pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 5:17pm

Tomorrow marks the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. Just a few weeks ago, congress passed a resolution commemorating August 14 as a national holiday and Louisiana was the first to sign on for the "Spirit of 45 Day."

Events kick off in downtown Baton Rouge tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Old State Capitol. Copies of the proclamation designating the day as a national holiday will be on hand, and a handful of speakers will offer their words. Mayor Kipp Holden is scheduled for an appearance. Veterans and their family are encouraged to attend.

"We want them to come out and let us honor these heros as what's been called the 'greatest generation,'" Maury Drummond, Executive Director at the USS Kidd, explained.

There will also be live music, food and plenty of special events for kids and families.

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