THE TRANSATLANTIC MAGAZINE
A fundraising effort is underway to help sixty US Veterans to 'digitally' attend an event in Hawaii to take part in commemorations marking 75 years since the end of the Second World War.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, the veterans were due to make the pilgrimage to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to participate in a commemoration on board the deck of the USS Missouri. The event, which takes place on September 2, will mark 75 years since the end of World War II, the day on which the Japanese surrender documents were signed on board the vessel. Covid-19, however, has meant that travel to Hawaii is no longer possible for the veterans, and so the 75th World War II Commemoration Committee is arranging ways for the veterans to participate virtually through high quality digital video streaming equipment.
The Committee needs to raise $100,000 to ensure all the veterans can attend the event, which also includes an Legacy of Peace Aerial Parade flyover of 14 historic World War II aircraft. 100% of the funds raised will go towards the digital streaming project, which will allow veterans and their families to take part from the safety of their own homes.
If you'd like to donate, go to www.tinyurl.com/TakeCareOfOurWWIIVets. You can also watch the stream of the events live on September 2, check out www.75thwwiicommemoration.org/victory-in-the-pacific/hawaii-events