Independence Day

Independence Day

On July 4, 1776, the United States of America declared its independence from the rule of Great Britain. After years of battle, turmoil, and war the forefathers of our country were finally able to stand and declare us a free nation. The war was over, the battle won, and the people were free of tyranny […]

June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day

PTSD Awareness Day is observed on June 27 each year.

PTSD Awareness Day is observed on June 27 each year. PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a condition that can occur when someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. Early on terms like “shell shock” and “combat shock” were used in an attempt to understand the symptoms of PTSD. Following the Vietnam […]

Happy Birthday to the US Army

June 14, 1775 is the official birthday for the US Army. However, the men gathered on the battlefield when the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired were little more than a guerilla force. They were simply colonists from different militia who had come together to fight the Redcoats.  Today, however, the US Army […]

Today is Women ‘s Veterans Day

Today is Women 's Veterans Day

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that there are around 177,500 women veterans in the state of Texas. This is the largest number of female veterans of any other state. These numbers led Representative Victoria Neave to file House Bill 2698 during the 85th legislative session. This bill designated June 12 as Women Veterans Day; […]

Flag Day is June 14th

Flag Day is June 14th

Celebrated each year on June 14, Flag Day commemorates the Stars and Stripes being adopted as the official flag of the United States. To celebrate Flag Day many Americans fly the flag in front of their homes and businesses. Communities often hold Flag Day parades, essay contests, and ceremonies. Generally, the President makes a proclamation […]

D-Day

D-Day

June 6, 1944. Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. This area was chosen due to the ability of the range of air cover, as well as the proximity to Great Britain. There were five beaches chosen for the landing assault: Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold, and Sword beaches. As dawn broke over Normandy, the […]

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 […]