US Army Logo – This We’ll Defend with Duty, Honor & Country

US Army Logo – This We’ll Defend with Duty, Honor & Country

The United States Army was officially established on June 14, 1775. Its leaders combined well-known military traditions with new standards to create an institution that reflected the idea of patriotism. On April 19, 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War. This event prompted the Continental Congress to call for the formation of the US Army and rally troops from all thirteen colonies. Known as the Continental Army at the time, the US Army became America’s first national institution. On June 19, the Continental Congress appointed George Washington as the Commander in Chief of … Read More

Veterans Day, November 11, 2013: Stand, Salute & Honor All Vets!

Across our great country, many communities will be celebrating the national observance of Veterans Day.   On November 11th in 1947, Raymond Weeks, of Birmingham, Alabama, organized the first “Veterans Day” parade to honor all American veterans for their service of dedication and loyalty.  Seven years later, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day. Veterans Day is the opportunity to express our deep appreciation to all our veterans for their sacrifices they have made in their own lives to protect and keep our country free.  Show your Gratitude on Veterans Day, Say “Thanks” to a Veteran! … Read More