There are more women in the military than ever before. Researchers are finding that with many different kinds of stress through which women go, the amount of women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is going up.
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The United States Navy has been the country’s source of protection from the sea since the late 1700s. Since the 1920s, the U.S. Navy has achieved the status of the world’s largest navy. From the old days with sailing ships fighting in the American Revolution to the new modernized ships protecting American borders, the U.S. Navy has a rich history as old as the nation itself.
Up until the 1880s, the Navy was relatively small and not modernized. To capture this period of the “Old Navy,” here is a timeline depicting the early history of the U.S. Navy:
Colorado residents have a great opportunity to get out and support veterans this month. The 29th Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally is coming back to Cripple Creek, Colo. Aug. 19-21. The weekend will be full of patriotic features including a veteran’s parade, Vietnam memorial wall, guest speakers and a POW/MIA remembrance ceremony. If you’re a motorcyclist or just want to come for the show, you won’t want to miss out.
In World War II, the military used cipher machines. These machines created coded messages that the military could send to different locations when they were in battle. These machines made it easy for the military to talk in between locations without giving up their plans. The cipher machines did not work well in the jungles of the Pacific Islands. The U.S. military still wanted to speak in secret, so American Indians who spoke the Navajo language were able to help with this problem. The American Indians would speak in Navajo, so that the Japanese military wouldn’t understand what they were saying. The American Indians would then translate the Navajo langue into English revealing the message from the other base.
Sept. 11 is a sad day in American history. This was the day that there were four coordinated terrorist attacks on American soil. If you would like to help our military heroes, you can take part in the 9/11 Service Project on Sept. 11 from 12-2:30 p.m.
Not all veterans like to be thanked for their service because they feel they were just doing their duty, and that many others they served with made the real sacrifices. Saying a simple “thank you” can be a respectful way to recognize military service, but there are a lot of other ways that go above and beyond. If you’re looking for a different way to show your appreciation, try one of these ideas.
Looking for a fun event to go to with the family this August? This event benefiting wounded veterans at the Wine Country Polo Club (560 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa, Calif.) is one you won’t want to miss. You will be able to watch this historic sport and help veterans at the same time!
Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) holds a hepatitis awareness day on July 28. This year’s theme is “Know hepatitis, act now.” Hepatitis is preventable in many cases when safety precautions are followed and vaccines are covered. Still, more than 1.45 million people die as a result of hepatitis each year. Many people, especially in developing countries, are exposed to the hepatitis virus on a regular basis. However, anyone anywhere can get hepatitis. No matter where you live, awareness about how to stay safe from hepatitis can save your life.
The answer to helping veterans might be sitting in your garage right now! If you have an unwanted car and you don’t know what to do with it, consider car donation. Donating a car is beneficial for both you and disabled veterans in your area. No matter where you live in the U.S., your car donation can help change veterans’ lives for the better!
It’s always tough to find events in August. The kids are getting ready to go back to school and you are trying to find things to do. If you are in Tennessee there are some great events to support our veterans throughout the month of August!