WWII veterans honored during 'National Spirit of 45 Day'

WWII veterans honored during 'National Spirit of 45 Day'
Published: Aug. 15, 2015 at 10:47 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2015 at 11:42 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - People gathered to show their support for those served during World War 2.

August 14, 1945 was the day World War 2 ended. Several people gathered at the Baton Rouge National Cemetery Saturday to celebrate National Spirit of 45 day.

The day is geared towards honoring the legacy of those men and women who lived during the World War 2. Many people showed up with balloons and veterans told stories of those times.

Marion Bahlinger, who served during the war, said America has changed a lot since 1945 and that back then there was more unity.

"The country pulled together during those years," said Bahlinger. "There was more unity in the country to overcome the difficulty they we were facing."

Lee Evans, who helped organize the event, said this is a great way to say thank you to those who help defend the country.

"The generation of World War 2 soldiers and those who lived on the home front sacrificed many things to protect
our country and to ensure world peace. They need to be honored and recognized for their sacrifices made," said Evans.

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