Spirit of ’45 Day / Speaker Series @ History Park SJ

Starts: August 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Ends: August 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Location: History Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA 95112
Admission: General Admission: $5; Veterans, Children 5 & under: Free; City parking lot: $10.

For History San Jose’s Spirit of ’45 Day, History Park will be transformed back to 1945 with live big band music, swing dancing, fashion and car shows, a WWII tent city, homecoming parade, and activities for the whole family!

This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the allied liberation of Europe.  Join us in commemorating this profound anniversary with the few remaining survivors of the greatest generation.

CHCP will be presenting their Speaker Series presentation on the 2nd floor of the Firehouse from 12:30 to 2:30 pm:

Posing with Chinese American WWII Veterans

  • Chinese American WWII Veterans and their family members will share their stories of struggles, challenges, and success from the 1920’s to the present. Veteran Harry Lim’s son, Sheldon, will share his book, “In the Shadow of the Tiger,” tales of these remarkable feisty soldiers.  Members of the CHCP Student Docent Program will moderate a Q and A session from the audience.
  • CHCP will also present Anne Lee’s film about the Chinese Air Force cadets who were sent by China to the U.S. for pilot school training. Many of these cadets died in the U.S. during their training period. Anne will talk about her mission of reuniting the remains of these cadets with their families in China. A Q & A session will follow.

The Chinese American Historical Museum will also be open to visitors from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Parking: Park for free on local streets or use the San Jose city parking lot on Phelan Avenue ($10 fee).

Directions: Exit Highway 280 at 10th St., then go south on 10th St., left on Keyes St., right on Senter Rd., left on Phelan Ave. History Park entrance is ahead on left; visitor parking lot ($10 fee) is straight ahead at end of Phelan Ave.

Bus: VTA Bus line 73 stops half a block from the History Park entrance.

History San Jose link:  http://historysanjose.org/wp/event/spirit-of-45-day-celebrate-the-end-of-wwii-and-the-beginning-of-the-peace/

Bay Area Spirit of ’45 link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2280956768651723/