Purple Heart Day is August 7th

Purple Heart Day is August 7th

Purple Heart Day is observed each year on August 7. This is a day set aside for Americans to take a moment to remember the men and women who have been either wounded in battle or paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.  The Purple Heart is awarded to those members of the military that […]

Avoid These 6 Homecoming Mistakes

(Photo: US Marines, Lance Cpl. Zachary Ford) Homecoming, the day your spouse comes home from deployment, the day you have been waiting for, is finally here. You are nervous, excited, and a little worried about making a homecoming mistake. Here are some to be aware of and to help you plan your homecoming day. 1. Posting […]

Military Marriage Day

Military Marriage Day

Why are military spouses celebrating LOVE in August? According to Bree Carroll, they picked the day August 14th because it lands six months after Valentine’s Day as another unique opportunity to celebrate love! It is no secret that the military community faces higher rates of divorce with the stress and strain of military life. The […]

It’s the Coast Guard’s Birthday

It's the Coast Guard's Birthday

The US Coast Guard was founded on August 4, 1790, when, at the recommendation of Alexander Hamilton, the first Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, protect the collection of federal revenue, and prevent smuggling. The responsibilities of the Coast Guard have expanded greatly over the years since its […]