PURPLE HEART DAY

Purple Heart Day, on August 7th, commemorates the creation of the oldest American military decoration for military merit. The Purple Heart honors the men and women who are of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. During the American Revolutionary War, the Badge for Military Merit decorated six known soldiers. General George Washington created the …
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NATIONAL COAST GUARD DAY – August 4

National Coast Guard Day on August 4th celebrates and honors the courageous work of the service members of Coast Guard.  The United States Coast Guard is one of the five US Armed Forces. While this maritime service is a branch of the military, they are a multi-missioned service. During peacetime, it operates under the Department …
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NATIONAL HIRE A VETERAN DAY – July 25

Every day, hundreds of our military personnel leave the service in search of civilian employment. On July 25th, National Hire A Veteran Day reminds employers to consider veterans to fill their open positions. As highly trained, qualified individuals, they’re ideal for numerous trades. Legislation protects separating service members as they enter the civilian workforce. However, …
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NATIONAL GRILLING MONTH – July

Summer is the time for the best outdoor cooking, so it is no surprise July is National Grilling Month. Bugers, hotdogs, ribs, brats, chicken, Brisket, or steak, when done on the grill makes a lot of great foods taste even better. July 4th is a great time for a barbecue. Check out some of these …
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ARMED FORCES DAY

On May 21, 2022 Armed Forces Day is a day to pay tribute to the men and women who serve the United States Armed Forces.  The day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May and is part of Armed Forces Week. HOW TO OBSERVE Use #ArmedForcesDay to post on social media. HISTORY It was …
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NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY

National Medal of Honor Day on March 25th recognizes all Medal of Honor recipients. On March 25, 1863, Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton presented the first Medals of Honor (Army) to six members of  “Andrews Raiders” for their volunteering and participation during an American Civil War raid in April of 1862. Created in 1861, the …
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NATIONAL VET GIRLS ROCK DAY

On February 19, National Vet Girls ROCK Day recognizes the immense dedication of the nearly 2 million U.S. veteran women. On National Vet Girls ROCK Day, not only is it a day to recognize women veterans, but it’s a day for women veterans to support one another and to share resources, build relationships and spread awareness …
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VETERANS DAY – November 11

Veterans Day on November 11th honors military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. The federal holiday coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which marks World War I. These observances reflect the end of significant hostilities at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the …
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TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY

Talk Like a Pirate Day sails away annually on September 19th. All you bilge rats, Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrgh! As you are out and about on September 19th, don’t be surprised if people are saying, “Ahoy Matie,” “Avast,” “Aye, Aye Capt’n,” “Land ho!” “Hornpipe,” and many other pirate-like phrases, because it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  While ordering …
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November 11 Vetrans Day

After listening to one of those man on the street interviews/quizzes it is ridiculously important that we use traditions such as these not only to remember, but teach as well. Military history is so important, as is any history so we avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. It helps us understand some of the …
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