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

June 6th, 2016 is the 72nd Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion

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, gliders and landing craft, and the latter to provide the deepest possible water to help safe navigation over… Read more “June 6th, 2016 is the 72nd Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion”

Happy 97th Birthday American Legion!

Click here to view the history of the American Legion The American Legion turns 97 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 welfare of their… Read more “Happy 97th Birthday American Legion!”

Happy 96th Birthday American Legion!

Click here to read about how the American Legion got started and a breakdown of historical Legion events and dates The American Legion turns 96 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 … Read more “Happy 96th Birthday American Legion!”

National Airborne Day 2014 – August 16th, 2014

August 16, 1940 marked the first official Army parachute jump, validating the innovative concept of inserting United States ground combat forces behind a battle line by parachute. On August 14, 2002 President George W. Bush issued the following proclamation: The history of airborne forces began after World War I, when Brigadier General William Mitchell first conceived the idea of parachuting… Read more “National Airborne Day 2014 – August 16th, 2014”

June 6th, 2014 is the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion

The History of D-Day and the D-Day Invasion 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, gliders and landing craft, and the latter to provide the… Read more “June 6th, 2014 is the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion”