The Real Origin of Memorial Day
History, Veteran Holidays

The Real Origin of Memorial Day

While most Americans appreciate the day off from work and the expected barbecues and summer festivities associated with Memorial Day, for many others it is a very serious day of remembrance and reflection. Other patriotic holidays – like the Fourth of July or Armed Forces Day – celebrate all members of the military, and with…

7 Easy and Delicious Patriotic Desserts
Entertainment, Veteran Holidays

7 Easy and Delicious Patriotic Desserts

Patriotic holidays are the perfect time to gather friends and family to celebrate our nation, our veterans, and our active duty service members. You’re sure to want something special for a dessert for your party, but don’t want to break the bank or spend hours on overly complicated treats. We’ve gathered 7 of the best…

Armed Forces Day and Easy Ways to Celebrate
History, Veteran Holidays

Armed Forces Day and Easy Ways to Celebrate

In 1949, the Department of Defense was officially established, renaming the “National Military Establishment” that had two years prior combined the Army, Navy, and Air Force into a single department. All three branches began reporting to the new, single Secretary of Defense, withdrawing individual cabinet-level representation and unifying the structure of the Armed Forces. In…

May is National Military Appreciation Month: 7 Ways to Celebrate
Uncategorized, Veteran Holidays, Veterans News

May is National Military Appreciation Month: 7 Ways to Celebrate

The month of May contains more national observances in honor of the armed forces than any other month, and it makes perfect sense that it should be designated as “National Military Appreciation Month.” In 1999, Senator John McCain introduced legislation to make the designation official, and both the Senate and House of Representatives adopted resolutions…

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