Hope Foundation Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of 2020 Arsenal of Democracy Flyover


In May, the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover Executive Committee and the Hawaii Commemoration Committee announced that the Bob Hope Legacy, supported by the Bob Hope Foundation, would be the Presenting Sponsor of the bookend events planned to remember and honor the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The Bob Hope Legacy honors and preserves the “Spirit of Bob Hope,” underscoring his career as a supporter of U.S. military service members as he became a world class entertainer, comedian, patriot and humanitarian. The broader Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation was established to provide for and assure the continuation of the philanthropic ideals of Bob and Dolores Hope.

“I can remember my father, Bob Hope, telling us touching stories about how much he cherished the opportunity to bring a piece of home to the men and women of the “Greatest Generation” serving our country both on the battlefield and the Homefront,” said Linda Hope. “In his memory the Bob Hope Legacy is thrilled to sponsor this event as our nation honors the men and women who served our country.”

The Arsenal of Democracy Flyover will take place on Victory in Europe (VE) Day – Friday, May 8, 2020 – to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. As part of a five-day slate of educational and commemorative activities in and around the nation’s capital, the flyover will coincide with a ceremony for veterans at the National World War II Memorial, hosted by the Friends of the National World War II Memorial, and will consist of over 100 vintage warbirds of various types flying over the National Mall in 24 separate, historically sequenced formations.

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