Event Series Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

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, D.C.  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. […]

Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated throughout February to recognize the contributions, accomplishments, and enduring legacies Black Americans have left on our nation. Please visit the resources below to learn more about the profound impact they have had on U.S. military history. Learn more: The Army Historical Foundation: African American History The National WWII Museum: The […]

Event Series Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

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, D.C.  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. […]

Women’s History Month

“Women have served in the military since the founding of the Republic. From the story of Molly Pitcher, who served with the Continental Army during the Revolution, to the women serving today, America’s military women have long demonstrated courage, patriotism and leadership.” Source: Military Women’s Memorial

Brain Injury Awareness Month

@biaamerica

“The purpose of Brain Injury Awareness Month, in March, is to demonstrate the Defense Department's commitment to traumatic brain injury, or TBI, awareness, and to educate and provide resources about brain injuries to service members, veterans, family members and health care professionals.” Source: U.S. Department of Defense Learn more: BrainLine: Help for service members, veterans, […]

Event Series Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

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, D.C.  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. […]

U.S. Navy Reserve Birthday

@navy_reserve

March 3, 2024, marks the 109th birthday of the United States Navy Reserve. “Initially founded to ready America for potential involvement in World War I, the Naval Reserve Force was first only open to Navy veterans — within a year, however, general enlistment requirements were constructed, and the public's involvement skyrocketed. By the end of […]

American Battle Monuments Commission’s 101st Birthday

@usabmc

March 4, 2024, marks the 101st birthday of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). For over 100 years, ABMC has honored the service, achievements, and sacrifices of America’s Armed Forces by serving as the guardian of our nation’s overseas cemeteries and memorials. Throughout 2023, ABMC celebrated its 100th anniversary in national and regional events and […]

143rd Birthday of the Command and General Staff College

@USACGSC

March 7, 2024, marks the 143rd anniversary of the establishment of the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS. “CGSC’s mission is to educate and develop leaders for full-spectrum joint, interagency, and multinational Operations; act as lead agent for the Army’s leader development programs; and advance the art and science of the profession […]

K9 Veterans Day

“Service members have relied on canine comrades since the beginning of organized warfare, but it wasn’t until March 13, 1942, when the United States Army began training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or “K-9 Corps” that they became a critical part of the armed forces.” Source: American Humane

American Legion Birthday

@AmericanLegion

March 15, 2024, marks the 105th birthday of the American Legion. “The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in […]

National Rosie the Riveter Day

“‘National Rosie the Riveter Day’ is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the 16 million women working during World War II.” Source: Congress.gov Learn more: American Rosie the Riveter Association: Home Page The Rosie the Riveter Association is excited to announce its 2024 Annual Convention will take place in Tennessee, date to be […]

National Medal of Honor Day

“The United States Congress has designated March 25th of each year as National Medal of Honor Day, a day dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. The date of March 25th was chosen to highlight this special day because it was on March 25, 1863, that the first Medals of Honor were presented.” Source: Home of […]

2024 AUSA Global Force Symposium & Exposition

“The 2024 AUSA Global Force Symposium & Exposition will explore the capabilities outlined in the Army’s Modernization Strategy to drive transformational change. Special guest presentations, coupled with panel discussions from our senior military and industry leaders, will address critical points of research and development, acquisition and contracting, force sustainment, strategic divestiture, and industry partnerships.” Source: […]

Vietnam Veterans Day

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More than 50 years have passed since the Vietnam War. On Vietnam Veterans Day, we remember 9 million American service members who answered the call to duty. “The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a symbol of America’s honor and recognition of the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. […]

Month of the Military Child

“The Defense Department celebrates military children during the month of April. There are more than 1.6 million military children who face many challenges and unique experiences as a result of their parents' service.” Source: U.S. Department of Defense Learn more: Elizabeth Dole Foundation: Home Page Military Child Education Coalition: Home Page National Military Family Association: […]

Military Saves Month

@MilitarySaves

April is Military Saves Month, a time to honor our service members by promoting financial stability and encouraging the military community to build wealth through savings and debt reduction. Learn more: Military Saves: Home Page

Event Series Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

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, D.C.  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. […]

Gold Star Spouses Day

“The terms Gold Star family, Gold Star Spouses, and Gold Star Wives traditionally refer to the surviving loved ones of military members who lost their lives in the line of duty. Gold Star Spouses Day was created to honor these loved ones. Gold Star Spouses Day will be observed on Friday, April 5, 2024.” Source: […]

163rd Anniversary of the Civil War

April 12, 2024, marks the 163rd anniversary of the start of the Civil War. “At 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861, Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor. Less than 34 hours later, Union forces surrendered. Traditionally, this event has been used to mark the beginning of the Civil War.” Source: […]

Air Force Reserve Birthday

@USAFReserve

April 14, 2024, marks the 76th birthday of the United States Air Force Reserve. “Since President Harry Truman called for the formation of the Air Force Reserve in 1948, it has served as a critical part of the United States’ defense. Operating in various locations across the world, the Air Force Reserve has evolved from […]

Purple Up! Day

Throughout the Month of the Military Child, Department of Defense Education Activity encourages schools and communities to plan special events to honor military children. Wearing purple is a visible way for everyone to show support and thank children in military families for their strength and sacrifices. Learn more: Coalition for Military Families: Purple Up! Day

U.S. Army Reserve Birthday

@USArmyReserve

April 23, 2024, marks the 116th birthday of the United States Army Reserve. “In an era of great power competition, the Army needs forces able to compete with adversaries, respond to crises, win in conflict, and prepare for the future. To accomplish this mission, the Army needs a dedicated federal reserve force that is ready […]

National Military Brats Day

“Military Brats, Inc. founded Military Brats Day in 2016 to recognize present and former children of military personnel, and their dedication and sacrifice in the service of this country.” Source: Military Brats Inc. Learn more: Vehicles for Veterans: What Is National Military Brats Day?  

Military Appreciation Month

“Officially designated by Congress in 1999, Military Appreciation Month takes place every year throughout the entire month of May. Every year, the president issues an annual proclamation reminding Americans to celebrate this patriotic month that pays tribute to those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.” Source: USO

Event Series Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

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, D.C.  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. […]

Victory in Europe Day

May 8, 2024, marks the 79th anniversary of the End of World War II in Europe, also known as Victory in Europe Day (or V-E Day). Learn more: U.S. Department of Defense: Victory in Europe Day: Time of Celebration, Reflection History: V-E Day is celebrated in America and Britain American Battle Monuments Commission: Home Page

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

“Like our service members, military spouses know what it means to make sacrifices for our values and freedoms — stepping up every day to shoulder the unique burdens that come with military life. They selflessly care for others, often balancing their responsibilities at home and work while praying that their spouse returns home safely. They […]

Children of Fallen Patriots Day

@fallenpatriots

“To salute the sacrifice of military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty, May 13 has officially been proclaimed Children of Fallen Patriots Day. This date shows appreciation for the young people whose lives were forever changed in support of their parents’ service to our country. Too often, this tremendous sacrifice […]

Armed Forces Day

@ArmedForcesDay

"On Armed Forces Day, we honor all the members of our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard and Reserve forces. United by a common call to serve, these brave patriots not only comprise the finest fighting force the world has ever known but also represent the very best […]

National Veterans Golden Age Games

@DeptVetAffairs

“Founded in 1985, the National Veterans Golden Age Games serves Veterans ages 55 years and older. Through its “Fitness for Life” motto, the Golden Age Games offers sports competitions and health education sessions to demonstrate the value that sports, wellness, and fitness provide to assist senior Veterans live an active and healthy lifestyle. The National […]

Memorial Day

“Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.” Source: U.S. Memorial Day Learn more: Britannica History & Society: Memorial Day

PTSD Awareness Month

“June is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month and is intended to raise public awareness about issues related to PTSD, reduce the stigma associated with PTSD, and help ensure that those suffering from the invisible wounds of war receive proper treatment.” Source: Veteran.com Various resources and helplines are available for those in need. Please see […]

Event Series Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

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, D.C.  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. […]

Midway Night

The Battle of Midway Celebration Dinner is held every June. The date for 2024, the 82nd anniversary of the decisive Pacific battle, has not yet been announced. Please check the Battle of Midway Celebration website (link below) for updates as they become available. Learn more: Battle of Midway Commemoration

D-Day

June 6, 2024, marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day. “In the early hours of June 6, under the cover of darkness, American and British paratroopers dropped into Normandy from more than 1,200 aircraft. Once daylight appeared, gliders brought in additional paratroopers. American airborne forces of the 82nd and 101st worked valiantly to achieve their inland […]

75th Commemoration of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act

“Signed on June 12, 1948, the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act legally permitted women to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces in a number of official capacities. Most importantly, the act allowed women to serve in all four branches of the military. Previously, women serving in the military could enlist as volunteers in clerical positions […]

Women Veterans Day

Women have served in the military since the founding of the Republic. From the story of Molly Pitcher, who served with the Continental Army during the Revolution, to the women serving today, America’s military women have long demonstrated courage, patriotism and leadership. Women Veterans Day was first celebrated in June of 2018. Learn more: Military Women’s […]

U.S. Army Birthday

@USArmy

June 14, 2024, marks the 249th birthday of the United States Army.  Learn more: U.S. Army Center of Military History: June 14th: The Birthday of the U.S. Army The Army Historical Foundation: Army History Center National Museum of the United States Army: Home Page

Flag Day

“In 1893, the Society of Colonial Dames succeeded in getting a resolution passed to have the flag displayed on all of the city’s public buildings. Elizabeth Duane Gillespie, a direct descendant of Benjamin Franklin and the president of the Colonial Dames of Pennsylvania, that same year tried to get the city to call June 14 […]

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

@USCGAux

June 23, 2024, marks the 85th birthday of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. “When the Coast Guard “Reserve” was authorized by act of Congress on June 23, 1939, the Coast Guard was given a legislative mandate to use civilian volunteers to promote safety on and over the high seas and the nation’s navigable waters. […]

SSLA’s Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium and Career Transitioning Seminar

“Sea Services Leadership Association is excited to announce the official save the date for the Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium 2024! The event will be held in Arlington, Virginia at Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport the week of June 24, 2024. Stay tuned for more details on SSLA socials, the SSLA JWLS app, […]

Anniversary of the Korean War

June 25, 2024, marks the 74th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. “After five years of simmering tensions on the Korean peninsula, the Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when the Northern Korean People’s Army invaded South Korea in a coordinated general attack at several strategic points along the 38th parallel, the […]

National PTSD Awareness Day

“Many people across the globe suffer silently with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). In an effort to educate the public and help those affected, June 27 has been named PTSD Awareness Day.” Source: American Red Cross Learn more: American Psychological Association: Posttraumatic stress disorder U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: PTSD: National Center for PTSD

Event Series Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

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, D.C.  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. […]

Independence Day

“Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire but now the United States of America.” Source: GovInfo Learn more: Library of Congress: Independence Day

National Hire a Veteran Day

Follow the links below for resources about hiring veterans and the origins of National Hire a Veteran Day. Learn more: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: July 25: National Hire a Veteran Day U.S. Department of Labor: Hire a Veteran U.S. Department of Labor Blog: DOL Salutes National Hire a Veteran Day

National Veterans Wheelchair Games

The 2024 National Veterans Wheelchair Games will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from July 25-30. “The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is the world’s largest annual wheelchair sports event solely for military veterans. The event demonstrates the unstoppable character of veterans and seeks to foster wider respect for all people with disabilities. The Wheelchair Games […]

VFW National Convention

The 125th VFW National Convention will be held in Louisville, Kentucky from July 27 to August 1. “Every year, thousands of VFW and Auxiliary delegates gather to represent the organization’s total membership of more than 1.6 million at the weeklong convention. While there, our mission is to approve new national priorities to guide our organization […]

National Buffalo Soldiers Day

“Buffalo Soldiers Day on July 28 commemorates the formation of the first regular Army regiments comprised of African American soldiers on September 21, 1866, seventeen months after the end of the Civil War. Established by Congress, these regiments were the first peacetime, all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.” Source: National Veterans Memorial and Museum […]

Antiterrorism Awareness Month

“Although antiterrorism awareness should always be a priority, Antiterrorism Awareness month reminds us to renew our commitment to the vigilance required to prevent terrorist attacks and protect our employees, locations, and operations from acts of terror.” Source: Joint Chiefs of Staff  Learn more: Defense Logistics Agency: Antiterrorism Awareness U.S. Army: August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month

Purple Heart Month

“This month is dedicated to paying our respects to all the brave men and women wounded or killed in combat. The official Purple Heart Day is observed on the 7th day of August each year, commemorating the historic day in 1782 that General George Washington, Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army, commissioned the first Purple Heart […]

Event Series Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

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, D.C.  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. […]

Anniversary of the Gulf War

August 2, 2024, marks the 34th anniversary of the start of the Gulf War. “When Saddam Hussein invaded his small, oil-rich neighbor in the summer of 1990, the Department faced its first full-scale post-Cold War international crisis. Bush’s foreign policy team forged an unprecedented international coalition consisting of the NATO allies and the Middle Eastern […]

Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary 2024 National Convention

@DAVAuxiliary

DAV’s 2024 National Convention will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. "We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes […]

U.S. Coast Guard Birthday

August 4, 2024, marks the 24th birthday of the United States Coast Guard. “The U.S. Coast Guard is one of America’s six armed forces and the only military branch in the Department of Homeland Security. Our missions are vital to national security and global humanitarian initiatives.” Source: United States Coast Guard Learn more: U.S. Department […]

Vietnam Veterans of America’s 2025 National Convention

Please note that the Vietnam Veterans of America’s National Convention will not be held in 2024. The next convention will be held in 2025, August 5-9 in New Orleans, Louisiana. “VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of […]

Purple Heart Day

“Currently, the Purple Heart, per regulation is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after April 5, 1917 has been wounded, killed, or has […]

National Spirit of ’45 Day

Spirit of ’45 Day, passed unanimously by the U.S. Congress in 2010, honors America’s “Greatest Generation” and is observed on the second weekend in August, coinciding with the anniversary of August 14, 1945, the day on which President Truman declared the end of WWII.  “Join us as we celebrate the Spirit of shared sacrifice, service, […]

National Navajo Code Talkers Day

“August 14 is National Navajo Code Talkers Day, a day to commemorate the contributions of Native American code talkers who served in the U.S. military during World Wars I and II. Code talkers utilized a secret, coded language, based on their native language, to communicate important information over military telephones and radios.” Source: National Veterans […]

National Airborne Day

“On August 16, 1940, while World War II was raging but before the United States had entered the war, a platoon of Soldiers completed four days of parachute jumps in a test that led to creation of the Army's elite paratrooper units, known as the Airborne.” Source: U.S. Army Learn more: Homes for our Troops: […]

AMVETS National Convention

The 79th American Veterans (AMVETS) National Convention is set to be held in Springfield, Illinois in 2024. Please visit the link below for more information as it becomes available. AMVETS: AMVETS Events

PVA 12th Annual Healthcare Summit + Expo

“For more than 10 years Paralyzed Veterans of America has expanded its commitment to spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D), MS, and ALS patient care through its Summit. Summit is an intensive, three-day learning and sharing experience that provides the most updated and vital information, state of the art research, and emerging science, which can be put […]

The American Legion’s 105th National Convention

Official dates and details on the American Legion’s 105th National Convention are yet to be announced. Please visit the link below for more information as it becomes available. American Legion: Convention Information

Event Series Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

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, D.C.  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. […]

Anniversary of the End of WWII

September 2, 2024, marks the 79th anniversary of the End of World War II, also referred to as Victory Over Japan Day, or V-J Day. “On September 2, 1945, formal surrender documents were signed aboard the USS Missouri, designating the day as the official Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day).” Source: The National WWII Museum […]

23rd Anniversary of 9/11

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the terrorist attack on the U.S. “On the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Americans of all ages and backgrounds are again invited to join and lead community service projects to honor the lives and service of those we lost on September 11.” Source: AmeriCorps Learn […]

Air and Space Forces Association’s 2024 National Convention

The Air and Space Forces Association’s 2024 National Convention will be held in National Harbor, MD. Please check their website for additional information as it becomes available. Learn more: Air & Space Forces Association: 2024 National Convention

Event Series Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

“Since the Revolutionary War, Hispanic Americans and immigrants have served with honor and distinction in large numbers in every conflict up to present day. Among them, 61 were awarded the Medal of Honor.” Source: Veterans of Foreign Wars Learn more: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Secretary Wilkie: Honoring Hispanic-American Veterans U.S. Army: Hispanic Americans in […]

Air and Space Forces Association’s 2024 Air, Space & Cyber Conference

The Air and Space Forces Association’s 2024, Air, Space & Cyber Conference will be held in National Harbor, MD. Please check their website for additional information as it becomes available. Learn more: Air & Space Forces Association: 2024 Air, Space & Cyber Conference  

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

“National POW/MIA Recognition Day was established in 1979 through a proclamation signed by President Jimmy Carter. Since then, each subsequent president has issued an annual proclamation commemorating the third Friday in September as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremonies share the common purpose of honoring those who were held captive and returned, […]

Event Series Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

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, D.C.  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. […]

U.S. Navy Birthday

October 13, 2024, marks the 249th 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 dispatch, for […]

National Veterans Small Business Week

National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) is dedicated to acknowledging the significant impact veterans have made on small businesses in America. 2024 dates are yet to be announced. Please check this link for additional information as it becomes available. U.S. Small Business Administration Learn more: U.S. Small Business Administration: Observances

National Military Family Appreciation Month

“Military Family Appreciation Month was established in 1993 by the Armed Services YMCA, with the U.S. Government recognizing the occasion every year since. Each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month. This annual proclamation marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of the Military Family in which the Department of Defense […]

Event Series Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

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, D.C.  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. […]

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday

November 10, 2024, marks the 249th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. “On Nov. 10, 1775, the Continental Congress resolution calling for “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces for the fleet, would give birth to the Continental Marines. Since then, “the Few” and “the Proud” have answered our nation’s […]

Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery

November 11, 2023 marks the 102nd 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 […]

Anniversary of the End of WWI

November 11, 2024, marks the 106th 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, 2024, marks the 103rd 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 […]

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. In 1954, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, […]

Army War College Birthday

November 27, 2024, marks the 123rd anniversary of the establishment of the Army War College. “The U.S. Army War College educates and develops leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge in the global application of Landpower.” Source: U.S. Army Learn more: U.S. Army War College: Home Page

Event Series Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

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, D.C.  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. […]

U.S. National Guard Birthday

December 13, 2024, marks the 388th 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 […]

U.S. Space Force Birthday

December 20, 2024, marks the 5th 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).” […]

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.” Source: Wreaths Across America Learn more: Veteran Community: National Wreaths Across […]

International Defense Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) 2025

Please note that the International Defense Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) will not have a conference in 2024. The Exhibition and Conference has been moved to February 17-21, 2025. “IDEX continues to benefit an increasing number of international decision-makers from within the defense industry, governments, armed forces and military personnel. IDEX is the premier platform which […]