Spirit of '45

Join us LIVE...

Saturday, August 15th at 12:00pm PST, join the Historical Unit of Southern California to preserve and honor the legacy of the men and women of America's WWII generation!

COVID-19 has kept us from doing our annual displays and commemoration. But don't worry! This year, we are going virtual.


Below, you will find links to our Livestream on a variety of platforms, including: Facebook and Instagram.

Thank you for visiting our Livestream to celebrate with the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII!



Livestream has ended.

Did you miss the Livestream?

Don't worry!! Our online commemoration video will be recorded and published here soon.

9th Infantry Division

Women's Army Corps

3rd Aukland Regiment

82nd Airborne Division

9th Infantry Division

1st Marine Division

Welcoming Your Host!

Thank you for your support!

The Historical Unit of Southern California would like to thank all of our members and sponsors for the unending support to bring this virtual event to life.

The Costa Mesa Military Museum, where the Spirit of '45 LIVE takes place, has been monumental in helping us build the HUSC to where we are today. Please contact us if you are interested in visiting or would like to participate in future events.

Original World War Two jeeps and trucks are provided by the Noble Cause Foundation.

Thank you to the United States National Archives for supplying the historic imagery.

Also, thank you to the Arizona Ground Crew Living History Unit for your contributions.


Keep Public History ALIVE :: Make a Donation today

None of this would have happened today if it wasn't for the following WWII militaria vendors supplying our members. They have amazing reproduction WWII military items for sale and the quality is top notch.

At The Front

What Price Glory

WWII Impressions

Lastly, a huge shout out to Bob Chatt at Vintage Productions. Contact him for sales and inquiries relating to original military artifacts of any era. He plays a tremendous role in supporting our organization by hosting the largest militaria show on the West Coast. Shows like these help to keep our displays growing and keep the knowledge of military history alive.

Vintage Productions

We'll see you on August 15th at Noon!!