Military History and Flags

  1. The Significance of Military Star Flags

    Service Banner Although they have not been used a lot since World War II, the United States Service Flag is beginning to find favor once again with family members who have relatives serving in the United States Armed Forces. The purpose of the flag is to honor those family members on active duty in times of war or hostilities.
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  2. Military Gear to Show Your Support for Patriotic Holidays

    bald eagle overlay american flag America is known as the land of the free and the home of the brave for a reason. The constant advancement of our country is due to the men and women who served our country throughout our nation’s history. The sacrifices that they made help ensure that we can maintain all the freedoms that are part and parcel of American citizenship.
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  3. Patriot Spring Break Trips: The Best Military Museums in America

    patriot spring break trips military museumsSpring break vacation is an excellent time to visit museums honoring all those who have served in our military. With the weather warming up, visitors can take advantage of walking and touring the various military tribute venues across our country.
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  4. Patriotic Decorations to Honor Naval Reserves Day

    united states army reserve seal The approach of Naval Reserves Day is a call to action for patriots to show their support of this honored corps. The U.S. Naval Reserve, as it is known today, was established on August 29, 1916, as World War I waged its way across the Eastern hemisphere. The brave men and women of the Reserves stand on guard at home, ready to respond when called up during times of national crisis — a duty that now stands at over a century old. Their slogan: Ready then. Ready now. Ready always.
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  5. The Fascinating History of the Marines Flag

    iwo jima statue washington dc Since the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the United States Marine Corp excelled at two things: winning wars and making Marines. Around the world, people associate Marines with honor and pride for our country and its military.
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  6. Celebrating 2017 VFW Award Winners

    Celebrating 2017 VFW Award WinnersIn July 2017, the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization hosted their 118th annual convention at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. VFW National Commander Brian Duffy presided, and the keynote speaker this year was Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin, who joined the award recipients and other guest speakers.
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  7. Aim High: History and Significance of Air Force Day

    On a chilly, windswept dune in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville Wright experienced the longest controlled, powered flight yet known to humankind. The date was December 17, 1903. The initial flight lasted 12 seconds and covered 10 feet per second. The day culminated with a flight of 59 seconds, which traveled across 852 feet of sand.

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  8. The Flag of the United States Marine Corps

    US marine corps flag The emblem of the United States Marine Corps is one of the most recognizable symbols in America. The Corps accepts only the most elite, dedicated soldiers, and that dedication truly lasts a lifetime. Marines proudly display the Corps emblem on their vehicles, their clothing and even their skin! The flag of the Marine Corps flies outside homes across the country, showing support for the members of this elite group that protects our country. While the flag displays the iconic emblem, there are also other important features to understand on this proud banner and the history behind its creation.
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  9. Celebrate Armed Forces Day with Military Gifts

    Armed Forces Day has been recognized as an official national holiday since 1961. America celebrates Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday of May every year, and in 2017, May 20th is the day to remember. Since Armed Forces Day is not far off, many of us want to find the perfect gift to show our love and support for the U.S. military and their families. Showing support by visiting military air shows and attending patriotic parades it a wonderful way to spend the day. Giving a gift, however, serves as a constant reminder of our American pride all year long. American flag against blue sky

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  10. The Flag of the U. S. Navy

    United States Navy flagOf all the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Navy may be the most diverse. Everyone thinks of the Navy as just sailors, protecting our country from the deck of a ship, but the Navy has a rich intelligence branch, a naval air force and a special operations force, the Navy SEALS. The brave men and women who serve our country in the Navy are much more than sailors patrolling our waters. With their prestigious history of service, it is fitting that the Navy has a flag as proud as their servicemen.
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