2021 American Spirit Awards

The American Spirit Awards is an awards gala celebrating individuals and organizations whose work reflects the values and spirit of those who served our country during the World War II years.

The National WWII Museum hosted its first all-virtual American Spirit Awards celebration on Friday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. Central. The engaging online experience brought together Museum supporters from across the country to honor the 2021 American Spirit Award, American Spirit Medallion, Silver Service Medallion, and Billy Michal Student Leadership Award recipients and celebrated the lasting legacy of the WWII generation. Event sponsorships and donations will provide vital support for the Museum’s expanding educational programs during this pivotal time.

The main program featured:

  • Performances by the Victory Belles
  • Tributes to the 2021 American Spirit Medallion and Silver Service Medallion honorees
  • Recognition of the 2021 Billy Michal Student Leadership Award recipients
  • Highlights of the Museum’s educational outreach during the pandemic
  • Presentation of the Museum’s 2021 American Spirit Award