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National Museum of WWII Aviation gives visitors chance to meet surviving veterans

Posted at 5:51 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 19:51:54-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — This weekend marked 75 years since Japanese forces surrendered, marking the end of World War II.

Sunday, the National Museum of World War II Aviation gave some veterans the chance to tell their stories of service.

Visitors to the museum got to explore the museum, meet the veterans, and learn about their lives and experiences.

"In nursing, you know when you take care of people who are really ill and who die, it is not an easy job in that sense, but I was always so glad to be able to help them. That is what nursing is about. I like that," Marilyn Doenges, U.S. Army Nurses Cadet Corps said.

This past Friday marked the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. The formal surrender was signed on Sept. 2, 1945.