Category: Naval History

POW/MIA

National POW/MIA Recognition Day – Friday, September 21, 2018

National POW/MIA Recognition Day In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September. It honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action, as well as seeking the return of the remains of fallen soldiers. This day was established by an Act of Congress, by the passage… Read more

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (July 27, 2018)

Presidential Proclamation on the Anniversary of National Korean War Armistice Day, 2018 This year marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the fighting of the Korean War.  For 3 brutal years, our Armed Forces and allies fought valiantly to stop the spread of communism and defend freedom on the Korean Peninsula.  On National Korean War Veterans… Read more
National Maritime Day May 22nd 2018

National Maritime Day May 22nd 2018

Veteran Owned Business Military Observance Announcement May 22nd is National Maritime Day, first declared so by Congress in 1933, the date that the American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power. SS Savannah was an American hybrid sailing ship/sidewheel steamer built in 1818.  She is notable for being the first steamship… Read more
Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day May 19th, 2018

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense. Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific service day in order… Read more
Silver Star Service Banner Day 2018

May 1st, 2018 is Silver Star Service Banner Day

Silver Star Service Banner Day was created by The Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA); a 501(c) tax exempt organization dedicated to honoring and supporting wounded, ill, and injured veterans of all branches of the armed forces of the United States of America. On April 21, 2010, the United States House of Representatives passed H Res. 855, a stand alone resolution,… Read more
April Is Month Of The Military Child!

May 1st, 2018 Is Loyalty Day

Loyalty Day was first observed in 1921 as “Americanization Day,” and was intended to counterbalance the celebration of Labor Day/International Worker’s Day on May Day (May 1), an internationally celebrated holiday for the commemoration of the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago in 1886. It was made an official holiday by the U.S. Congress on July 18, 1958 (Public Law 85-529).  Following… Read more
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on 3/29/18

Attention Veteran Owned Business Members and Visitors: March 29th the nation will observe “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”.  March 29th marks the historic withdrawal of United States troops from Vietnam on March 30, 1973.  Please join Veteran Owned Business, our members, families and friends as we pay tribute to the valiant service of Vietnam War and Vietnam-Era Veterans. All around our great… Read more