Category: Marine Corps History

Marine Corps History. Events, news and more specific to the United States Marines and the history of Marine Corps warfare.

"It Is The Veteran" Poem

It Is The Veteran – Read This Veterans Day Poem!

Please “like” and “share” if you agree! This poem is at the heart of why we launched Veteran Owned Business 10 years ago. Anyone can put a sticker on a window saying “we support our troops/veterans” but if you really want to show your support for those who served (and continue to serve) our great nation, make an effort to… Read more
Operation Red Wings 8 Years Later

Remembering Operation Red Wings 14 Years Later

Operation Red Wings Observance (June 28, 2005) A brief history of Operation Red Wings: On June 28, 2005, deep behind enemy lines east of Asadabad in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan, a very committed four-man Navy SEAL team was conducting a reconnaissance mission at the unforgiving altitude of approximately 10,000 feet. The SEALs, Lt. Michael Murphy, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class… Read more
75th Anniversary of D-Day

75th Anniversary of D-Day!

D-Day Invasion 75th Anniversary Click here to see a full list of military holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and observances! Only 10 days each month were suitable for launching the operation: a day near the full Moon was needed both for illumination during the hours of darkness and for the spring tide, the former to illuminate navigational landmarks for the crews of aircraft,… Read more
Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day 2019: Honor | Remembrance | Reflection

In honor of our fallen military brothers and sisters this Memorial Day… may we never forget what was given for our freedom! Memorial Day: Honor | Remembrance | Reflection With a constant barrage of commercials and ads touting Memorial Day Weekend discounts on cars, cheap furniture and more, it’s easy for many Americans to lose our understanding for the true… Read more
National Military Appreciation Month

May is National Military Appreciation Month!

National Military Appreciation Month Click here to see a full list of military holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and observances! 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… Read more
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day March 29th/30th

March 29th (in some states) and March 30th (in some states) the nation will observe “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”.  March 30th 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.… Read more
Happy 100th Birthday American Legion!

March 15th Marks The 100th Anniversary of The American Legion

Join VOB in wishing the American Legion a very Happy 100th Birthday! The American Legion turns 100 today, March 15. It was on this date in 1919 when the first American Legion caucus was convened in Paris, coordinated by members of the American Expeditionary Force. Weary from war and its effects, they  were concerned about their lives after discharge, the… Read more