Hispanic Heritage Month

“Hispanic and Latino Americans have distinguished themselves in the U.S. military for as long as our country has existed.” https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2017/10/national-hispanic-heritage-month-celebrating-veterans/  Learn more: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/79921/secretary-wilkie-honoring-hispanic-american-veterans/ https://www.army.mil/hispanics/history.html https://www.uso.org/stories/2469-hispanic-american-military-heroes 

2022 Women Marines Association Biennial Convention and Symposium

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The Women Marines Associations (WMA) will hold its Biennial Convention and Professional Development Symposium 29 September to 3 October in Las Vegas, NV at the Golden Nugget Hotel 129 E. Fremont St.  Registration details will be posted to the WMA website www.womenmarines.org or at #WMAStrong. The Women Marines Association (WMA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable […]

Anniversary of Operation Enduring Freedom

October 7, 2022 marks the 21st Anniversary of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Learn more: http://www.ndswm.org/ https://www.cfr.org/timeline/us-war-afghanistan https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-led-attack-on-afghanistan-begins 

U.S. Navy Birthday

October 13, 2022 marks the 247th Birthday of the United States Navy.  “A 13 October 1775 resolution of the Continental Congress established what is now the United States Navy with ‘a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten carriage guns, and a proportionable number of swivels, with eighty men, be fitted, with all possible despatch, for […]

25th Anniversary of the Military Women’s Memorial

“Dedicated to the more than 3 million women who have served our country since the American Revolution, the Military Women’s Memorial is located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery and is the nation’s only major national memorial to honor all women who have defended the nation—from the Revolution to the present.” https://womensmemorial.org/index.php/about/  

National Military Family Appreciation Month

“November is Military Family Appreciation Month—a time when America honors and recognizes those unique sacrifices and challenges family members make in support of their loved ones in uniform. No matter what rank or branch, or where life has taken them, our nation’s military families share the common threads of service and sacrifice.” https://www.militaryfamily.org/november-is-military-family-appreciation-month/ Learn more: […]

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

“Taps,” our national song of remembrance by Congress’ declaration, is played at 5 p.m. each evening at the WWI Memorial in Washington, DC.  Visitors to the memorial will hear and see the emotional tribute to all who served and are serving in the armed services played by a military bugler in WWI period military dress. […]

National Veterans Small Business Week

"Each year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). This year marks the eighth annual NVSBW." https://www.sba.gov/national-veterans-small-business-week

National Museum of the Marine Corps Birthday

November 10, 2022 marks the 16th Birthday of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. "The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, and under the command of Marine Corps University, the Museum's soaring […]

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday

November 10, 2022 marks the 247th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps.  “On 10 November 1775, the Second Continental Congress resolved to raise two battalions of Marines. Congress commissioned thirty-one year old Samuel Nicholas, a well-known Philadelphian, as captain of the fledgling force of Continental Marines. From Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Nicholas raised two […]

Anniversary of the End of WWI

November 11, 2022 marks the 104th Anniversary of the End of World War I, Armistice Day.  “World War I – known at the time as ‘The Great War’ – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting […]

Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery

November 11, 2022 marks the 101st Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.  “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is Arlington National Cemetery’s most iconic memorial. The neoclassical, white marble sarcophagus stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. Since 1921, it has provided a final resting place for one of […]

National Museum of the U.S. Army Birthday

November 11, 2022 marks the Second Anniversary of the Opening of the National Museum of the United States Army.  “The National Museum of the United States Army celebrates over 245 years of Army history and honors our nation’s soldiers–past, present and future–the regular Army, the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.” https://www.thenmusa.org/  Learn more: […]

Veterans Day

"Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In 1938, through an act of Congress, November 11th was made a legal holiday." https://www.govinfo.gov/features/veterans-day Learn more: https://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

Army War College Birthday

November 27, 2022 marks the 121st Anniversary of the Establishment of the Army War College.  “The US Army War College educates and develops leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge in the global application of Landpower.” https://www.armywarcollege.edu/overview.cfm  Learn more: https://usawc.org/ 

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

“Taps,” our national song of remembrance by Congress’ declaration, is played at 5 p.m. each evening at the WWI Memorial in Washington, DC.  Visitors to the memorial will hear and see the emotional tribute to all who served and are serving in the armed services played by a military bugler in WWI period military dress. […]

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

"Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two […]

U.S. National Guard Birthday

December 13, 2022 marks the 386th Birthday of what is now the United States National Guard.  “On this date in 1636, the first militia regiments in North America were organized in Massachusetts. Based upon an order of the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s General Court, the colony’s militia was organized into three permanent regiments to better defend […]

Anniversary of the End of the Iraq War

December 15, 2022 marks the 11th Anniversary of the End of the Iraq War.  Learn more: https://www.gwotmemorialfoundation.org/ https://www.cfr.org/timeline/iraq-war https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-declares-end-to-iraq-war 

National Wreaths Across America Day

"Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad." https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/

U.S. Space Force Birthday

December 20, 2022 marks the third birthday of the United States Space Force.  “On December 20, 2019, the United States Space Force (USSF) became the sixth branch of the Armed Forces. The Space Force was established within the Department of the Air Force (DAF) with the enactment of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).” […]