Blog Posts in "Military Holidays & Appreciati"

images courtesy of http://pearlharbor75thanniversary.com The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II. The attack lasted 110 minutes, from 7:55 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. A total of 2,335 U.S. servicemen were killed and 1,143 were wounded. Sixty-eight civilians were also killed and 35 were wounded. To all the brave soldiers that were a part of Peal Harbor WE WILL NEVER... read more

The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends. But, for many military members getting home for the holidays is often a challenge due to the expenses of traveling. Armed Services YMCA and Jack Daniel's teamed up to make a big difference in the lives of active duty junior-enlisted military and their families. They realize the importance of being together with family over the holidays. In 2011, Operation Ride Home was born and it has been bringing holiday cheer ever since. Learn more about this amazing initiative, how you can apply, and how you can help send even more military members... read more

Join Wreathes Across America on National Wreaths Across America Day December 15, 2018 Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. It is encourage that every volunteer who places a wreath on a veteran's grave to say that veteran's name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. It's a small act that goes a long way toward keeping the memory of ... read more

Trees for Troops delivers the spirit of Christmas to military families-one christmas tree at a time Mission The mission of the Christmas Spirit Foundation is to advance the Christmas Spirit for kids, families & the environment through programs & activities. About Trees for Troops Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, provides free, farm-grown Christmas Trees to United States armed forces members in all branches of the military and their families,through donations, sponsorships, grants and the work of many volunteers. Review our Trees for Troops Fast Facts for more. C... read more

Military Family Month was established in 1993 by the Armed Services YMCA, with the U.S. Government formally recognizing the occasion every year since. In 2009 proclamation, President Barack Obama called on all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in the support of our service members and our Nation during Military Family Month. Each November, the Armed Services YMCA celebrates Military Family Month to demonstrate the nations support and commitment to the families of military personnel. With so many service m... read more