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10 Interesting Military Facts For Armed Forces Day Saturday, May 21, 2016

10 Interesting Military Facts For Armed Forces Day

Before 1950, each branch of the military was celebrated on its own day. Now we celebrate the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Reserves on the third Saturday in May. Armed Forces Day is a great time to help veterans in your community and say thank you. Whether you shake a veteran's hand and thank them for their service or you donate to a veteran's organization today, there are many ways to show your support. 

What You Need To Know About D-DayFriday, May 20, 2016

What You Need To Know About D-Day

June 6, 1944, around 160,000 soldiers invaded beaches of Normandy, France to end the war with Nazi Germany. Dwight D. Eisenhower was determined to get a victory, and by the end of the day they had a firm grip in continental Europe. This invasion was the largest seaborne invasion in history, it took many months of planning. The U.S. met with allies months prior to D-Day to strategically plan a large scale deception campaign. The Normandy landing has been known as the beginning of the end to World War II. 

What Is National Maritime Day?Friday, May 20, 2016

What Is National Maritime Day?

If someone were to ask you, what do you know about Maritime Day? Would you be able to answer the question? Most people probably don’t know much about this day in less you live by a large body of open water. This day is celebrated in a lot of different ways, however, most are at sea ports and at merchant marine memorials. The ports have open houses and luncheons. Many of the Merchant Marine memorials have special services to honor the fallen.

How To Support Veterans During Military Appreciation Month Sunday, May 15, 2016

How To Support Veterans During Military Appreciation Month

Military Appreciation Month is in full swing. May was chosen as Military Appreciation Month because it's also when we celebrate several patriotic days such as Loyalty Day, V-E Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Memorial Day. Military Appreciation Month is all about honoring military members and remembering the sacrifices they have made in their service. Military appreciation events also strengthen connections between the military and communities across the country.

8 Interesting Facts About V-E Day And The End Of WWIISunday, May 8, 2016

8 Interesting Facts About V-E Day And The End Of WWII

May 8 marks the anniversary Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day. In 1945, the Nazis officially surrendered on May 8, bringing an end to WWII. This year is the 71st anniversary of V-E Day. Today we may only remember people celebrating in the streets as the end of the war was announced, but there's a lot more to V-E Day than that. In honor of V-E Day, here are eight interesting things you may not have known about the end of WWII.  

Days Of Remembrance Of The Victims Of The Holocaust Thursday, May 5, 2016

Days Of Remembrance Of The Victims Of The Holocaust

From 1933 to 1945, more than 11 million people were killed in concentration camps under Adolf Hitler's rule. Six million of these people were Jews, but anyone else who resisted the Nazis or didn't fit into Hitler's view of a superior race, including Gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses and people with disabilities, was persecuted as well. Horrific events such as the Holocaust are painful to remember, but it's important that the world never forgets what people are capable of. 

Interesting Facts You Probably Didn't Know Loyalty DaySunday, May 1, 2016

Interesting Facts You Probably Didn't Know Loyalty Day

Loyalty Day may not be as well-known as our country's other patriotic holidays, but it's just as worthy of celebration. May 1st has always been a significant date for celebration, but many may not know its roots. May 1 was originally an ancient pagan holiday that many people still celebrate today as May Day. In more recent history, May 1 also became a day of recognition for Labor Party movements, including the 1886 Haymarket Square riot in Chicago that resulted in several men facing execution for fighting to establish the 8-hour work day. 

Learn More About Mental Health This MayFriday, April 29, 2016

Learn More About Mental Health This May

Mental health conditions affect millions of Americans. In fact, 1 on 5 of us will face a mental health condition in our lifetime. Those of us who don't can still be affected by a loved one's struggle with a mental health issue. 

Help Veterans And The Environment With A Car Donation On Earth DayFriday, April 22, 2016

Help Veterans And The Environment With A Car Donation On Earth Day

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Whether you're cleaning up a roadside, recycling something new, or simply learning more about the environment, you can make a difference! One of the easiest ways things you can do today is donate your car to Vehicles For Veterans. Not only does your car donation help give veterans a better life, it also helps the environment. We auction or recycle donated vehicles and the proceeds go towards programs for disabled veterans.

Get Ready For Tax Day On April 18Friday, April 15, 2016

Get Ready For Tax Day On April 18

Every so often, April 15 lands on a weekend and the IRS gives us a few extra days to get our taxes done. With the 15th being on a Friday this year, the deadline for your 2015 taxes has been pushed to Monday, April 18. If you haven't done your taxes yet, this weekend is your last chance before the deadline!