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20 02, 2023

Visiting The Lost – Gold Star Mothers and Widows Pilgrimages

2023-05-31T10:13:51-05:00February 20th, 2023|Categories: History Museums, Military History Museums|Tags: , |

The loss of a son, daughter, or spouse involved in a military conflict is a pain that no parent wishes to endure, the worst part of having a family member who stands up to protect the United States by taking an active military role.

Though parents have lost their children [...]

6 02, 2023

Devotion to Duty – Generals Benjamin Davis Sr and Benjamin Davis Jr

2023-05-31T10:13:51-05:00February 6th, 2023|Categories: Living History Museums, History Museums, Military History Museums|Tags: |

Military service is a tradition in some families, with sons following the paths of their fathers and sometimes grandfathers in choosing a military career.

It is a devotion to duty that leads many sons to follow in the footsteps of their elders to serve in the military, especially when that [...]

19 12, 2022

Wreaths Across America – A Special Tribute To Our Veterans!

2023-05-31T10:13:50-05:00December 19th, 2022|Categories: Military History Museums|Tags: |

America honors its veterans in many ways to give thanks for their service as well as sacrifices and show appreciation for the men and women of the U.S. military.

Veterans Day is probably the most recognized effort to acknowledge veterans, but it is not the only one.

Wreaths Across America, [...]

5 12, 2022

Pearl Harbor – and FDR’s Call to Arms!

2023-05-31T10:13:50-05:00December 5th, 2022|Categories: Military History Museums|Tags: |

The unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, was an event that shocked the world and would quickly go on to change the path of history.

Immortalized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as “a day that will live in infamy” in his well-known speech, this statement could not [...]

11 11, 2022

Noteworthy Facts About November 11 and Veterans Day!

2023-05-31T10:13:50-05:00November 11th, 2022|Categories: Military History Museums|Tags: |

One of the most important days of military recognition for the United States military forces is Veterans Day coming up on November 11th.

A day of recognition for all those who have served the United States in the various branches of the military, Veterans Day offers thanks for their service [...]

2 11, 2022

The U.S. Marine Corps – From The Revolutionary War to Today!

2023-05-31T10:13:50-05:00November 2nd, 2022|Categories: Military History Museums|

Veteran’s Day is right around the corner; however, this important day of recognition is preceded by another date in military history, the birthday of the Marine Corps on November 10th.

The smallest branch of the Department of Defense, the Marine Corps has roughly 185,000 active members and 35,000 reservists today, [...]

6 09, 2022

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Air Force – 75 Years Strong!

2023-05-31T10:13:50-05:00September 6th, 2022|Categories: Military History Museums|Tags: , |

The year 2022 marks another military milestone, this time a celebration of the birth of the United States Air Force a mere 75 years ago.

Officially recognized on September 18, 1947, this now-essential military institution was the last official military forces created in America until the U.S. Space Force was [...]

18 08, 2022

The Intriguing World War II Story About Purple Hearts!

2023-05-31T10:13:49-05:00August 18th, 2022|Categories: Military History Museums|

One of the highly-recognized and honorable medals awarded to American service member is the Purple Heart given to those injured or killed in combat.

Originating in 1782 when George Washington called it the Badge of Merit, many of these medals can be seen on display in military history museums all [...]

9 08, 2022

Meet The Father of Veterans Day – Raymond Weeks!

2023-05-31T10:13:50-05:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Military History Museums|

Every November 11th, we celebrate Veterans Day to honor all the veterans who have defended the United States in peace and war, service members who helped keep America a free and safe nation.

Though most of us know this day and what it stands for, many of us are unaware [...]

22 07, 2022

Chaplain Charles Pierce and The Graves Registration Service

2023-05-31T10:13:49-05:00July 22nd, 2022|Categories: Military History Museums|

One of the most important purposes of military history museums like the Museum of the American G.I. is to recognize the men and women who have bravely fought for this country and to honor the memory of the war dead.

While we do have Memorial Day and other days of [...]

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