Mayor Livingston Declares August 16 "Spirit of '45 Day"

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Mayor Dwight Livingston declared August 16 "Spirit of '45 Day" to honor those that fought in World War II both at home and overseas.

Fort Mcpherson National Cemetery held a ceremony this morning to honor the "Spirit of '45", as this year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Those men and women have been called the greatest generation and that leave younger generations some big shoes to fill.

"You've got to have dedication." Keynote Speaker Jim Griffin said. "You've got to have a love for your country and you've got to have a love for the people in your country. If you can do that then you can follow in the footsteps proudly, whether you fill those shoes or not, you can follow in their footsteps at least."

The ceremony concluded with a wreath dedication to the spirit of 1945 and they hope to be able to do it again on the second Spirit of '45 Day.