72 Years Ago, Victory in Europe

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day, was the public holiday celebrated 72 years ago today on 8 May 1945.

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

As the oil still seeps from the sunken hulk of the Battleship USS Arizona, also too does our thoughts and remembrances still linger of the day it was sunk – December 7th, 1941.  For me, I take this moment to not only reflect on the sacrifices of the honorable men and women during World War II, and all…

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Today, It’s About Independence and How We Got Here

By Jeff Riegel Here in the United States, today marks 240 years of Independence. Back then, the Continental Army fought the British Redcoats.  50,000 Patriot soldiers were lost*.  Every year since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we Americans celebrate that independence and our fallen soldiers who made us who we are today. Just…

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VE Day, Then and Now

May 8, 2015 Today marks the 70th anniversary to the end of World War II. What was VE Day? VE Day held on 8 May, 1945, celebrated the end of war in Europe The British government had been planning the celebration from late 1944. The code word ‘MOUSETRAP’ alerted ministers when VE Day was imminent…

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“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”

December 7, 1941-2014 Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the bombing in Pearl Harbor and the beginning of World War II,  “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy” in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s own words. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, stunned virtually everyone in the United States military. Japan’s…

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