The following announcement was written by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation:
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation would like to announce the creation of the Society of Sons & Daughters of World War II Veterans. The organization just started accepting applications January 1, 2011. It’s goal is to preserve the stories of sacrifice and achievement of America’s “greatest generation”—those who fought and won WWII. It will also enable individuals to prove family ancestry from an American veteran of World War II. The Society of Sons & Daughters of World War II Veterans will also be an asset for educators and students as it will create a public database of military records from WWII veterans that will be accessible to historians, authors and students.
Membership is open to relatives by birth, adoption, or marriage of all men and women who served in the United States military in World War II. A Memorial membership is also available for friends of a qualifying veteran who claims no relation. All memberships require proof of service of a veteran between December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946. To sign up, and for more information, visit SonsandDaughtersofWW2Veterans.com or NimitzFoundation.org/SonsandDaughters.
Benefits of membership in the Society of Sons & Daughters of World War II Veterans include a social group of like-minded people interested in perpetuating the memories of WWII veterans. As a member, you will receive a numbered and dated certificate bearing your name and the name of your World War II veteran ancestor. That information will be listed in a searchable on-line database.
Sons & Daughters of World War II Veterans is a program of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, a non-profit corporation with the mission of preserving, interpreting, and teaching the great history of World War II in the Pacific. The Admiral Nimitz Foundation supports, operates, and manages the National Museum of the Pacific War which is a Texas Historical Commission property located in Fredericksburg, Texas.
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation may be found at http://www.nimitzfoundation.org/