Tagged: WWII

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

May 8th 2014 Is Victory in Europe Day!

Victory in Europe Day — known as V-E Day or VE Day — commemorates 8 May 1945, the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. Final events of the European front include: Mussolini’s death: On 27 April 1945, as Allied… Read more

National Spirit of ’45 Day Honors The Men and Women of The World War II Generation

National Spirit of ’45 Day is observed on the second Sunday in August each year, coinciding with the anniversary of the day President Harry Truman announced World War II was over on August 14, 1945 — a day Life Magazine has called “a hinge of history…the birth of a new America.” National Spirit of ’45 Day honors the men and women of… Read more

June 6th, 2013 Marks The 69th Anniversary Of D-Day

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… Read more

May 8th 2013 Victory in Europe Day! Veteran Owned Business Military Observance Announcement

Victory in Europe Day — known as V-E Day or VE Day — commemorates 8 May 1945, the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. Final events of the European front include: Mussolini’s death: On 27 April 1945, as Allied… Read more

Homeless Veterans Stand Down Event Scheduled For April 5th – 7th, 2013

On any given night in the Big Bend area, we have several hundred Homeless Veterans, countless numbers of these veterans are homeless due to conditions resulting from combat in a foreign country while giving their all to keep our citizens safe at home. Many of these veterans have only primitive sleeping conditions, sleeping on the cold ground, often on an… Read more

Honolulu Memorial To Dedicate Vietnam Pavilions On Veterans Day 2012

To further honor the 2,504 members of the armed forces missing in action from the Vietnam War who are already memorialized in the Honolulu Memorial, the American Battle Monuments Commission, in coordination with the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific will dedicate two new pavilions and mosaic maps. The dedication will take place on the grounds of the National Memorial… Read more