How Do You Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

How Do You Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day was originally a day to celebrate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It was set aside on March 17th, the day of his death. Over the centuries, St. Patrick’s day has evolved from a religious holiday where people attended church in the morning and then celebrated and feasted in the evening, […]

Tom Selleck Was in the National Guard

Tom Selleck Was in the National Guard

Tom Selleck, best known for his roles at Magnum P.I. and currently, as Frank Reagan in Blue Bloods, is also a veteran of the US military. While attending USC on a basketball scholarship, Selleck received draft orders. To feel as though he had some control and choice in the matter, he joined the National Guard […]

It’s the American Legion’s Birthday.

It's the American Legion's Birthday.

March 15th is the designated birthday of the American Legion. It marks the day the first American Legion caucus convened in Paris in 1919. The American Legion is a Veteran Service Organization (VSO). They are set up to aid veterans in their community in many different ways.  According to the American Legion founding documents, their purpose […]

It’s K9 Veterans Day

It's K9 Veterans Day

Dogs have been a part of military campaigns for centuries. A military working dog or military war dog (MWD) are specially trained canines that protect their humans in dangerous situations. March 13th has unofficially been set aside to acknowledge and celebrate these unique members of our military forces.  MWDs are each trained for a specific […]

Today is Hug a GI Day

Today is Hug a GI Day

March 4th is Hug a GI Day. This is not a national holiday, but it is still a day set aside to acknowledge and thank those members of the US Armed Forces for their service and sacrifice. While it is unknown when this day began, or what its origins are, it’s a nice way to […]

Happy Birthday to the Navy Reserve

March 3 marks the 105th birthday of the Navy Reserve. This reserve branch had its formal start on March 3, 1915. At the start of World War One, there were 8,000 members serving in this Naval Reserve branch. By the end of the war that number had swelled to 250,000 members.  Today there are approximately […]

March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. The concept of this national celebration began in 1981 when Congress declared the week of March 7th as “Women’s History Week.” Over the next five years, Congress annually declared a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress declared […]

Spring Break Travel Ideas

It’s that time of year, time for Spring Break! Are you thinking about traveling with your family this year? Are you looking for fun ideas of things to do with the kids while they are out of school? Here are a few family-friendly Spring Break travel ideas:  Washington D.C. to see the Cherry Blossoms Colonial […]