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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INTERNATIONAL PEACE MONTH

August is International Peace Month and a time to reflect on the First World War. On August 16, 1926, TIME Magazine wrote: “At Rheims, martyred memorial city of World War destruction, 4,000 pacifists from 30 countries assembled last week for the Fifth International Democratic Peace Conference. Nine hundred of the delegates were young Germans, representing …
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All About August

In the original 10 month Roman calendar, August was the sixth month with 30 days and was originally named Sextilis. In 8 BC, the Roman Senate rewarded Octavian Augustus a month in his honor.  The founder and first emperor of the Roman Empire, Octavian Augustus selected Sextilis, which under the Julian calendar was the eighth month …
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June 14 ARMY BIRTHDAY

Every year on June 14, the United States Army celebrates its creation in 1775. Formed from amateur troops of volunteer soldiers defending colonies against British tyranny, the oldest military force in the United States began before the U.S. formally existed. Their forces consisted of mostly inexperienced militiamen commanded by independent colonial armies. According to battlefields.org, there …
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NATIONAL HUG A G.I. DAY – March 4

As the only day on the calendar that is mnemonically a military command, March 4th recognizes National Hug a G.I. Day. Gather around your servicemen and women to give them a hug.  It’s simply a way to show your support. With either a pat on the back or a hearty handshake, be sure to give …
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE DAY

Pledge of Allegiance Day on December 28th commemorates the date Congress adopted the “The Pledge” into the United States Flag Code.  Congress formally gave recognition for the Pledge of Allegiance on December 28, 1945. Francis Bellamy receives credit for writing the Pledge of Allegiance. The Youth’s Companion, a magazine for young people, first published it anonymously …
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NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY – Changes Annually

National Wreaths Across America Day is a movement to cover all veterans’ grave markers with a Christmas wreath. The observance is designated annually on a Saturday in December by Congress. Remember. Honor. Teach. This is the mission of Wreaths Across America. By coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and other veterans cemeteries around the …
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NATIONAL GUARD BIRTHDAY – December 13

December 13th commemorates the National Guard Birthday. A component of the United States Army, the National Guard is primarily composed of citizen-soldiers who hold down full-time, civilian jobs, attend school, or as is often the case, both. At the same time, they are available to provide support and protection for the states’ civilians or be …
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NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY – December 7

Each year in the United States, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day honors all those who lost their lives when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. More than 3,500 Americans lost their lives or were wounded on that solemn day. The day marked a turn in the United States’ position regarding involvement in World …
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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY – November 10

On November 10th, The United States Marine Corps Birthday commemorates the establishment of the Continental Marines.  The United States Marine Corps, a branch of the United States Armed Forces, is responsible for providing power protection from the sea. They use the mobility of the United States Navy to deliver combined-arms task forces rapidly. The Continental …
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