Blog Posts in "Military Holidays & Appreciati"

Military shoppers can sip, rip and win at their local Army & Air Force Exchange Service Subway restaurants—to the tune of $2 million. In honor of the Exchange’s 125 years of serving the military community, Subway will feature peel-and-win game pieces on cups at participating Exchange locations. Prizes in the “Sip. Rip. Ultimate Trip.” sweepstakes include dream vacations, shopping sprees, gift cards and more. “What better way to celebrate the Exchange’s anniversary than by giving away great prizes to our deserving service members, retirees and their families?” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. ... 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 245th Birthday United States Army Two hundred forty-five 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 245th Birthday is June 14, 2020, 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

T oday is Armed Forces Day, May 16, 2020 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, 2020 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

May 13 has been proclaimed Children of Fallen Patriots Day. This is a day to salute the sacrifice of military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. May 13 was selected as Children of Fallen Patriots Day because it is also the day Arlington National Cemetery was established in 1864 which signifies a final resting place for war heroes. Too often, the tremendous sacrifice of surviving military families is overlooked, which is why Children of Fallen Patriots Day was created. It is a day to honor and raise awareness of the sacrifices children of the fallen face. Resources available ... read more