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 […]

Antiterrorism Awareness Month

Antiterrorism Awareness Month

August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month. This is a month set aside to raise awareness to the threat of terrorism, and also to encourage vigilance and the reporting of any potential threats. “If you see something, say something” has been a common theme and saying among the agencies and their websites for many years now, and […]

Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary

Each year, the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps celebrates its anniversary on July 29. The Army Chaplain Corps is among the smallest units in the Army, with approximately 1,300 active duty Chaplains and 1,200 reserve Chaplains serving today.  The Army Chaplain Corps was authorized by the Continental Congress in 1775 and provided one chaplain for each […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 1st is National Loyalty Day

May 1st is National Loyalty Day

National Loyalty Day is a holiday set aside for Americans to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States of America, and to recognize the heritage of American freedom. Loyalty Day was made an official holiday on July 18, 1958. However, it was first observed on May 1, 1955.  Each year Loyalty Day is honored with […]