Tagged: MIlitary holiday

Armed Forces Day – May 21, 2016

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

Happy 108th Birthday Army Reserve (April 23rd)!

A Brief History of the Army ReserveSearch Army Reserve Veteran Owned Businesses Read Military Quotes related to the U.S. Army View Military Holidays and Observances View a detailed history of the U.S. Army The Army Reserve traces its beginnings to the creation of the Medical Reserve Corps, which was authorized by an act of Congress signed into law by President… Read more

Armed Forces Day May 16th, 2015

One easy way to celebrate Armed Forces Day is to check out all of these businesses all proudly owned by military veterans and active duty military! 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… Read more

Public Service Recognition Week May 3rd May 9th, 2015

Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world. Throughout the country, mayors, governors, communities and public service organizations participate in PSRW by… Read more

May 1st, 2015 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

Happy 107th Birthday Army Reserve (April 23rd)!

A Brief History of the Army Reserve Search Army Reserve Veteran Owned Businesses Read Military Quotes related to the U.S. Army View Military Holidays and Observances View a detailed history of the U.S. Army The Army Reserve traces its beginnings to the creation of the Medical Reserve Corps, which was authorized by an act of Congress signed into law by… Read more
Memorial Day

Memorial Day Observance and National Memorial Day Concert 2014

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.  Another… Read more