Category: Naval History

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
Veterans Day 2017

2017 Veterans Day Poster Gallery – Veterans Day Posters from 1978 thru 2017

Veterans Day Poster Gallery   Past Veterans Day Posters (Click each poster or the year to see the full-sized poster) 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 ——————————-… Read more

National Spirit of ’45 Day

“Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive!” KEEP THE SPIRIT OF ’45 ALIVE! is a non-profit, non-partisan initiative to preserve the legacy of the men and women of the Greatest Generation so that their example of personal courage, shared sacrifice, “can-do” attitude and service to community can inspire Americans to come together to meet historic challenges of our era. In 2010, the… Read more

Strange Facts and History of the Vietnam Wall

Interesting Statistics About The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: The overall length of the Moving Wall is 252.83 feet, composed of 74 separate frames, each frame containing two silk- screened panels; each of the two walls that make up the entire Wall are 126.5 feet in length, which is slightly longer than half the length of the Memorial in Washington, where… Read more