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May is National Military Appreciation Month




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“This very important month honors, remembers,
recognizes, and appreciates all military personnel ... who have served throughout our history and all who now serve in uniform and their families as well as those Americans who have given their lives in
defense of our freedoms we all enjoy today.”

National Military Appreciation Month Web site, http://www.nmam.org

***Highlights of armed forces history***
in the United States:
•U.S. Army founded, June 14, 1775
•U.S. Navy established, Oct. 13, 1775
•U.S. Marine Corps established, Nov. 10, 1775
•U.S. Coast Guard established, Aug. 4, 1790
•Bugle call, “taps,” composed, July 2, 1862
•Medal of Honor created by Congress, July 12, 1862
•Army Air Corps established, July 2, 1926
•U.S. Air Force established, Sept. 18, 1947
•WAACS (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps)
established, May 14, 1942
•U.S. Air Force founded, Sept. 18, 1947

***Dedications of U.S. war memorials:***
•Vietnam War Memorial, dedicated Nov. 11, 1984
•Women in Vietnam Service, dedicated Nov. 11, 1993
•Korean War Memorial, dedicated July 27, 1995
•Women in Military Service, dedicated Oct. 18, 1997
•World War II Memorial, dedicated May 29, 2004
 
 


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Irma Mathis  
May 8, 2013 11:52pm
 
 
For family and friends of Joseph P. Hayes L. R. R. P. all of the 173rd Brigade...I still remember you. Saul P. Alvarado UA Army, Vietnam veteran. 173rd.
 

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