The Vital Life Foundation is excited to bring Spirit of ‘45 back in a big way again this year, and you can help make it happen by nominating a senior veteran to be considered for a ride of a lifetime!
Spirit of ’45 is a summer community event honoring senior veterans, and celebrating the end of World War II. Each year, Vital Life invites veterans, family members, friends and community residents to gather at Aurora State Airport near Portland, Oregon, for a commemorative ceremony, inspirational speeches, surprise activities and an All-American picnic lunch. Through a partnership with Dream Flights, veterans are given rides in a vintage Boeing Stearman biplane. This year’s event will be held Wednesday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This year, Vital Life’s goal is to offer more plane rides to seniors than ever before. If you know of a senior veteran who would be honored by the chance to ride in a World War II-era biplane, click the link below to nominate them to be considered. These seniors DO NOT have to be a resident in a facility. They could simply be a friend, family member or community member. Click here to submit your nomination.
Don’t have a veteran to nominate but want to volunteer at the event? Email Delaney Cudahy.