Midway Night

The Battle of the Midway Commemoration Dinner for 2022 will be held on June 3rd at the Army Navy Country Club. Please check the Battle of Midway Celebration website (link below) for updates as they become available. http://bomcommemoration.org  Learn more: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/battle-midway https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/wars-conflicts-and-operations/world-war-ii/1942/midway.html https://www.immf-midway.com/index.html

D-Day

June 6, 2022 marks the 78th Anniversary of D-Day.  "It is hard to conceive the epic scope of this decisive battle that foreshadowed the end of Hitlers dream of Nazi domination. Overlord was the largest air, land, and sea operation undertaken before or since June 6, 1944." https://www.dday.org/overview/  Learn more: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/topics/d-day https://www.army.mil/d-day/history.html https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/wars-and-events/world-war-ii/d-day.html https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/1789416/operation-overlord-d-day/ 

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. Army Birthday

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June 14, 2022 marks the 247th Birthday of the United States Army.  Learn more: https://history.army.mil/html/faq/birth.html https://armyhistory.org/army-history-center/ https://www.thenmusa.org/

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

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June 23, 2022 marks the 83rd 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. […]

Anniversary of the Korean War

June 25, 2022 marks the 72nd 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 […]

Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift

June 26, 2022 marks the 74th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, an allied humanitarian aid response to the Soviet Union’s land and sea blockade of West Germany at the end of WWII, and which led to the organization of NATO.  https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Inside-DOD/Blog/Article/2062719/the-berlin-airlift-what-it-was-its-importance-in-the-cold-war/ https://www.nato.int/cps/fr/natohq/declassified_156163.htm  

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." https://www.govinfo.gov/features/independence-day Learn more: https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/july-04/

U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary

July 29, 2022 marks the 247th Birthday of the United States Army Chaplain Corps.  “The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps is one of the oldest and smallest branches of the Army. The Chaplain Corps dates back to 29 July 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized one chaplain for each regiment of the Continental Army, with pay […]

Anniversary of the Gulf War

August 2, 2022 marks the 32nd 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 […]

U.S. Coast Guard Birthday

August 4, 2022 marks the 232nd Birthday of the United States Coast Guard.  “The Coast Guard is one of the oldest organizations of the federal government. Established in 1790, the Coast Guard served as the nation’s only armed force on the sea until Congress launched the Navy Department eight years later. Since then, the Coast […]

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, […]

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Birthday

August 29, 2022 marks the 107th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps Reserve.  Learn more: https://www.marineheritage.org/ https://www.marforres.marines.mil/ https://americangimuseum.org/marine-corps-reserves-birthday/ 

Anniversary of the End of Operation Iraqi Freedom

August 31, 2022 marks the 12th Anniversary of the End of Operation Iraqi Freedom. On August 31, 2010, President Barack Obama declared the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Learn more: https://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/military/war-in-iraq.html https://www.cfr.org/timeline/iraq-war

Anniversary of the End of WWII

September 2, 2022 marks the 77th 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).” https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/topics/75th-anniversary-end-world-war-ii  Learn more: https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos 

21st Anniversary of 9/11

This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the Terrorist Attack on the U.S.  “September 11th is Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. On this day Americans across the country are called to volunteer in their local communities in tribute to the individuals lost and injured in the attacks, first responders, and […]

U.S. Air Force Birthday and Air National Guard Birthday

September 18, 2022 marks the 75th Birthday of both the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard.  “The official birth date of the Air National Guard as a reserve component of the Air Force is September 18, 1947. On this date, the first Secretary of the Air Force was sworn in to office […]

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/  

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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/ 

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 

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).” […]