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HAPPY 229TH BIRTHDAY U. S. COAST GUARD HISTORY The United States Coast Guard , one of the country's five armed services, is a unique agency of the federal government. We trace our history to 4 August 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling. Known variously through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service, we expanded in size and responsibilities as the nation grew. The service received its present name in 1915 under an act of Congress when the Rev... read more

Calling all Military & First Responder Brides and Grooms-to-be. Check out this awesome opportunity! Share Your Military Love Story and Win a Dream Wedding Experience! Details below. Vera Wang is proud to announce a partnership with Brides Across America Inc., a non-profit organization, which benefits American troops, and transforms their weddings through special events and gifting bridal attire. It is with great appreciation and admiration for their dedicated service that the renowned designer will welcome ten winning military and first responder couples for private appointments at the Vera W... read more

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