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ETX 'National Spirit of '45 Day' honoring end of WWII to be held August 15

ETX 'National Spirit of '45 Day' honoring end of WWII to be held August 15

POSTED: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 9:20am

UPDATED: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 9:25am

Thursday, August 15, 2013, will mark the fourth year the National Spirit of ’45 Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War II.

The public is invited to honor and remember the men and women of the World War II generation with a “USO Show” from 6:00 p.m., – 7:00 p.m., at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.

The public is welcome to join in by taking a step back into the 1940's by dressing in vintage attire. Root beer floats, lemonade, tea cakes, popcorn, 1940's era memorabilia as well as 1940's-inspired entertainment will take participants back in time.

Special guests include Nacogdoches vocalist Kathy McGough accompanied by pianist Shirley Watterston, East Texas Timbretones Barbershop Chorus, Heart of the Pines Sweet Adelines, whistler Ruby “lips” Woodard as well as Director of the Gobel School of Dance Katy Parr Smith and company member Keith Haynes.

“It is a privilege to be a part of honoring the Greatest Generation,” said Aaron Welles, Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors manager. “At Cason Monk-Metcalf, we are proud to honor these men and women with an annual day of remembrance and tribute.”

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