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We Need a Universal Veteran Symbol for America's Recent Conflicts

When World War II came to a close in 1945, about 13 million service members began the transition into civilian life. Some had been in uniform for the whole four years; some, for just a few months. 878 more words

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HISTORY & OBSERVATION OF "FLAG DAY" IN THE UNITED STATES

Flag Day is a celebration of the adoption of the American flag by Continental Congress in the First Flag Resolution of June 14, 1777. Although the 200-year anniversary of this date was celebrated by flying flags on public buildings and holding remembrances in several cities, Flag Day wasn’t officially recognized until President Harry Truman signed it into law in 1949. 

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TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why? They take 21 steps. This alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary. 572 more words

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Woman WWII Prisoner of War

Every time I hear about themed months or “firsts” (first woman this or that), it’s sad to see.  The first is that it seems to be the only way women get visibility for accomplishments and that we really should be beyond firsts … and still aren’t. 188 more words

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Honoring the American Heroine: The Story of Col. Oveta Culp Hobby

“Women who stepped up were measured as citizens of the nation, not as women…this was a people’s war and everyone was in it.”-Oveta Culp Hobby… 563 more words

Honoring the American Heroine: The Story of Maj. Wendy Buckingham

Throughout the month of March, The Purple Heart Foundation wants to use Women’s History Month as way to educate the public about women who have served in the military and those that are serving in the military today. 1,598 more words

A woman's battle

“The military needs women, and they need them to serve in different kinds of roles and different kinds of circumstances, including sending women to fight alongside men.

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