Veteran Holidays


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Sky Soldiers: Aug. 16 is National Airborne Day
History, Veteran Holidays

Sky Soldiers: Aug. 16 is National Airborne Day

  “Airborne.” “All the way.” It’s a unique greeting and response between Army paratroopers, the “soldiers of the sky.” They are considered three-time volunteers, first volunteering for military service, then volunteering to jump from a plane, and finally volunteering for combat on a recurring basis, often with little advanced notice. The first official Army jump…

August 15 is National Code Talkers Day
History, Veteran Holidays

August 15 is National Code Talkers Day

“We have an important job for you. It could save the lives of hundreds of soldiers. It will be dangerous. And you can’t tell anyone what you’re doing.” It sounds like something out of a Hollywood spy movie but in reality, it was the story of the World War II Navajo Code Talkers, whose service…

The Difference Between Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day
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The Difference Between Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day

Americans enjoy several holidays with their military family and friends. Hot dogs, fireworks, flags and other summertime activities. Thanks to our veterans, we are privileged to have these special days to enjoy our freedoms, liberties and cultural values. However, many do not realize how our nationally recognized holidays were established nor understand their significance. Here…

Remembering D-Day
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Remembering D-Day

This week marks the 72nd anniversary of the largest amphibious invasion in history, as more than 160,000 Allied troops invaded Western Europe to battle the entrenched German forces during World War II. Operation Overlord, or “D-Day” as it is now known, was a highly secretive operation, under development for more than two years. It proved…

The Best Memorial Day 2016 Shopping Deals
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The Best Memorial Day 2016 Shopping Deals

Most Americans, especially veterans, will spend time this Memorial Day weekend remembering those who have selflessly given their lives while defending freedom around the globe. Whether it is decorating a grave of a fallen soldier or participating in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time, it’s important to keep perspective on the…

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