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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
Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day is a U.S. federal holiday observed on the 1st Monday in Sept, that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. It was first nationally recognized in 1894 to placate unionists following the Pullman Strike. With the decline in union membership, the holiday is generally viewed as a time for BBQs and the end of summer vacations. Visit… Read more

Armed Forces Day 2017

Combining individual military branches under one department… the history of Armed Forces Day! Today (Saturday, May 20) is Armed Forces Day in United States of America. Today we honor all five military branches: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard and those of us who have or continue to serve our great nation! Thank you to all who… Read more

National Maritime Day May 22nd 2017

SS Savannah was an American hybrid sailing ship/sidewheel steamer built in 1818.  She is notable for being the first steamship in the world to cross the Atlantic Ocean, a feat that was accomplished from May to June 1819, although only a fraction of the distance was covered with the ship under steam power; As the ship was too small to… Read more

May 2017 is National Military Appreciation Month!

National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM), as designated by Congress, provides a period encompassing both the history and recognition of our armed services with an in-depth look at the diversity of its individuals and achievements. It allows Americans to educate each generation on the historical impact of our military through the participation of the community with those who serve encouraging patriotism… Read more

May 1st, 2017 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