7 Important Moments in US Military History for Our Service Members
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by lauren
8M ago
7 Important Moments in US Military History for Our Service Members contributed by Sylvia Trein Veterans Day has its roots in the end of World War I; though the war officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles in June of 1919, the fighting between Allied and German forces actually ended months earlier—at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. As a result, Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th each year. It’s a holiday where we take some time to honor all those who have served our country through the armed forces. This year, we want to celebrate our veterans and ac ..read more
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Vietnam Veterans: Their Unique Experience and Its Impact on America
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by lauren
9M ago
    Vietnam Veterans: Their Unique Experience and Its Impact on America contributed by Sylvia Trein A short walk from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., you will come to a long, black wall smoothly shining a reflection of the sky, trees, and people around it. On this wall are engraved 58,318 names of Vietnam War veterans who lost their lives in the ten-year conflict that forever changed Americans’ imaginations of war. Dedicated in 1982, the two 200-foot sections of the wall are watched by the Three Servicemen Statue (1984) and also joined by the Vietnam Women’s Memorial (1993 ..read more
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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2021
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by lauren
1y ago
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2021 contributed by Melissa Lucas, senior staff writer December 7th marks the 80th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack as well as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2021. It was the Japanese bombing of this Hawaiian Naval Base that led the U.S. to officially enter WWII in 1941. Pearl Harbor History  80 years ago, just before 8:00 AM on Sunday, December 7th, a mass of Japanese planes began a surprise bombing raid on Pearl Harbor that would destroy or damage 20 American naval vessels and over 300 aircraft.  2,403 Americans – including Navy ..read more
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Happy Birthday Marine Corps – 2021 Marks 246 Years!
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by lauren
1y ago
Happy Birthday Marine Corps  – 2021 Marks 246 Years! contributed by Melissa Lucas, senior staff writer During the American Revolution, the need arose for a service branch that served both on land and at sea. In response, the Continental Marines, was born. Today, we say Happy Birthday Marine Corps! 2021 marks their 246th year serving our country.  In addition to wartime duties, Marines today serve on U.S. Navy ships, protect naval bases, guard U.S. embassies, and maintain a quick strike force to protect U.S. interests anywhere in the world. Every Marine serves with the intention to p ..read more
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A Veterans Day Message and Some History, Too
Military Connection Blog » Military History
by lauren
1y ago
A Veterans Day Message and Some History, Too contributed by Melissa Lucas, senior staff writer Happy Veterans Day 2021! Here is a little bit of holiday history and a Veterans Day Message from Military Connection. Veterans Day History What is Veterans Day, when is Veterans Day, and which Veterans does it honor? The answers to these questions have changed quite a bit over the past 100 years, or so. Who knew a national holiday could carry with it so much drama over the years?? Here’s how it all went down.  1918: Armistice Day  On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 ..read more
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a U.S. National Cemetery
Military Connection Blog » Military History
by lauren
1y ago
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a U.S. National Cemetery contributed by Melissa Lucas, senior staff writer What is a National Cemetery? A U.S. national cemetery is a military cemetery that contains the graves of U.S. military personnel, veterans, and sometimes their spouses or dependents.  When Was the First National Cemetery Established?  The authority to create U.S. military cemeteries arose during the Civil War, in 1862. It’s unclear which was the very first, but within six months of congressional approval for a national cemetery system, 14 national cemeteries had been ..read more
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