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Americans observe Flag Day each year on June 14, the day when the Continental Congress first issued the U.S. Flag in 1777. Our American Flag is such a beautiful sight to see, fly it high and proud everyday! The History Of Flag Day The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars ... read more

Happy 244th Birthday United States Army Two hundred forty-four years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries. The U.S. Army's 244th Birthday is June 14, 2019, a day we celebrate the Total Army Force comprised of multi-component Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians and their contributions to national defense. The American Soldier trains, deploys, engages, and destroys enemies of the United States in combat operations as the world's premier l... read more

The True Meaning of Memorial Day Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May. It marks the unofficial start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its unofficial end. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a... read more

T oday is Armed Forces Day, May 18, 2019 May is a month dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation for our military both past and present. Take a moment this month and THANK a military person you know. May 1-31st, 2019 isNational Military Appreciation Month. Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publically demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members - past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the... read more

Military Spouse Appreciation Day~May 10, 2019 Every year on the Friday before Mother's Day, we as a country celebrate Military Spouses nationwide. Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a day to recognize the strength, sacrifices and commitment of military spouses in the United States of America. President Ronald Reagan recognized the profound importance of spouse commitment to the readiness and well-being of military members and declared May 23, 1984 the first Military Spouse Day with Proclamation 5184, dated April 17, 1984. The US Secretary of Defense, Caspar Weinberger standardized the date b... read more