On This Memorial Day

On This Memorial Day

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” -George S. Patton.  Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May each year. For a lot of the American population, this day has become the day that kicks off the summer season of […]

Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day

Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day

“It is our most earnest hope that those who are in positions of peril, that those who have made exceptional sacrifices, yes, and those who are afflicted with plain drudgery and boredom, may somehow know that we hold them in exceptional esteem. Perhaps if we are a little more conscious of our debt of honored […]

Children of Fallen Patriots Day

Children of Fallen Patriots Day

Over the past 25 years, more than 15,000 children have lost their parents in military conflict. Children of Fallen Patriots Day was established to honor those children and also to raise awareness of the sacrifices they’ve made and the struggles they endure in the wake of the loss of their parent(s). The date, May 13th, […]

It’s Armed Forces Week

Armed Forces Week is observed in the week leading up to Armed Forces Day.

Armed Forces Week is observed in the week leading up to Armed Forces Day. It is a week set aside to remember past and present service among all the military branches. At one time there were separate occasions to celebrate each of the five branches, however, that was eventually consolidated down to one day to […]

It’s Military Spouse Appreciation Day

It's Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Every May the President declares it to be National Military Appreciation Month. This is set aside as a time to show gratitude and appreciation for the military past and present. There are multiple observance days in May that specifically acknowledge the members of the US military and the services they have provided for our country.  […]

Victory in Europe Day

Victory in Europe Day

On May 8, 1945, both the United States and Great Britain celebrated Victory in Europe Day or V-E Day. It is the day when the German Troops all over Europe laid down their arms. This was the beginning of the end of World War II. Cities across both nations acknowledged and rejoiced over the defeat […]

Today is Silver Star Service Banner Day

Today is Silver Star Service Banner Day

May 1 is set aside as a day to recognize those who have been awarded the Silver Star Medal and to honor those veterans who have been wounded or are ill. This day is known as Silver Star Service Banner Day. In 2010 a Congressional resolution was passed recognizing Silver Star Service Banner Day. At […]

Military Brats Day

Military Brats Day

April is the Month of the Military Child, so it seems fitting that the last day of the month would be set aside to celebrate Military Brats. The term “military brat” is a long-standing phrase used to describe the children of military members. While it can be used in a derogatory way, over the decades […]