A celebration dedicated to honoring those who inspire others through their own acts of courage, sacrifice, initiative and generosity—particularly in the areas of leadership, service to country or community, and education.
The livestream presentation will be broadcast from the Museum on Friday, June 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (CT) with a pre-show countdown starting at 6:30 p.m. (CT).Register to Watch
Pulitzer Prize–Winning Author and Military HistorianImage credit: Elliott O’Donovan
Veteran, Educator, and Civil Rights Pioneer
Veteran Advocate and Founder, President, and CEO: Semper Fi & America’s Fund
Veteran, Philanthropist, and Founder, Chairman, and Former CEO: FedEx Corporation
WWII Veteran and Military Communication StrategistImage credit: Richard Ricciardi
WWII Veteran and Military Communication StrategistImage Credit: Michael Ruka, Winona State University - Navajo Oral History Project
WWII Veteran and Military Communication StrategistImage credit: Peter MacDonald
WWII Veteran and Military Communication StrategistPhoto courtesy Johnson County Community College
Longtime City Councilmember, Public Servant, and Trustee Emerita of The National WWII Museum
Activist, Educator, and Catholic Nun
Veteran, Educator, and Business and Civic Leader
WWII Veteran and Pearl Harbor SurvivorImage credit: Mass Communication Specialist Nardel Gervacio, US Navy
WWII Veteran and Easy Company MemberImage credit: Jeff Rease
WWII Veteran and Member of Women’s Army Corps’ (WAC) 6888th Battalion
The Billy Michal Student Leadership Award is given annually to one student from each state and the District of Columbia who demonstrates the American spirit in his or her community. Through this award, The National WWII Museum promotes these values to students nationwide and honors those who exemplify them.LEARN MORE
The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Friday, June 10, with a pre-show countdown starting at 6:30 p.m. (CT). If you are outside of the US central time zone, convert the event’s start time using the World Clock Tool.
Starting at 6:30 p.m. on June 10, visit portal.americanspiritawards.org to join the pre-show countdown.
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