Happy Birthday to the US Navy

Happy Birthday to the US Navy

October 13, 2020 marks the 245th birthday of the U.S. Navy. On this day in 1775, the Continental Navy was formed. It consisted of only a small fleet of ships that patrolled the waters for no other reason than to intercept the supply ships for the British Army troops at or near the colonies.  The […]

Gold Star Mother’s Day

Gold Star Mother’s Day

Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed each year on the last Sunday in September.  The Gold Star symbolizes the loss of a loved one in combat. The exact origin of this tradition is unknown. However, during World War I banners with blue stars were displayed as a sign that the household had a family member […]

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

The third Friday in September each year is set aside as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This year it will be observed on Friday, September 18. This is a day to recognize and remember the sacrifices of prisoners of war (POW) and service members who are missing in action (MIA). National POW/MIA Recognition Day was first […]

Happy Birthday to the US Air Force

Happy Birthday to the US Air Force

The official birthday for the US Air Force is September 18, 1947. This is the date the National Security Act of 1947 was passed, it was the legislation that created what would later be known as the Department of Defense. It also established the US Air Force as a separate branch of the military. This […]

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts and feelings, call the Veteran’s Crisis Line today: 1-800-273-8255 September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  Suicide among service members and veterans has been a highly critical issue for as long as the branches of the military have existed. You might ask, how critical is […]

Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps Reserve

Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps Reserve

The Marine Corps Reserve was formed in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. At its inception, the Marine Corps Reserve consisted of approximately thirty-five members. Today it has expanded to roughly forty-thousand members.  The missions of the Marine Corps Reserve include: enhancing the active duty Marine forces during times of war and open hostilities, national emergencies, […]

Navajo Code Talkers Day is August 14

Navajo Code Talkers Day is August 14

National Navajo Code Talkers Day is observed on August 14. This holiday is a day set aside to honor the contributions of the Native American/First Nations people who contributed to the war efforts of the United States during World War II. It also recognizes how the U.S. code has evolved in relation to Native American […]