The Meaning of Purple Heart Day

Purple Heart Day is celebrated August 7 every year. It is also referred to as Purple Heart Recognition Day, National Purple Heart Day, and Purple Heart Appreciation Day. Every year we take a day to acknowledge those who have served for our country and have been wounded in battle, were a POW, or have died of […]

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PTSD Awareness Day – How Can You Help?

National PTSD Awareness Day is observed on June 27th. This day of observance was started by Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) in honor of Iraq veteran Joel Biel. Biel served two tours in Iraq and was in the Army National Guard in North Dakota, before he took his own life. June 27th, Biel’s birthday, now marks […]

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Celebrate Memorial Day Right!

Memorial Day is the quintessential start of summer: hot days, picnics and barbecues, spending time with family while lounging around drinking iced tea. While that is true, it is also a day of remembrance. Memorial Day is often thought to be the same holiday as Veterans Day, but is focused on remembering those who have served […]

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Celebrate Armed Forces Day with Pride!

Armed Forces Day History In 1949 President Harry Truman created Armed Forces Day in 1949 by consolidating in all branches of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. Since 1950, Armed Forces Day, abbreviated AFD, has been a day for American citizens to come together to honor and celebrate all troops and veterans as […]

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