April 5 is Gold Star Wives’ Day—a day to honor the spouses and families of fallen service members and to create awareness of what a Gold Star Family Member is. If you are unsure of who the Gold Star Wives are, what they represent or how to observe Gold Star Wives’ Day, here is some information and history:
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April is Counseling Awareness Month. While other months focus on bringing understanding and awareness to mental health issues, April focuses on recognizing mental health professionals. The American Counseling Association brings attention to the important work that counselors do every day in schools, hospitals, addiction recovery facilities and even career counseling centers.
In 1986, Casper Weinberger designated April to be Month of the Military Child. He wanted there to be a month that recognized and thanked military children. The purple up campaign is designed to honor Military Children by having many different activities during the month of April, to help acknowledge and support military kids.
March 29 is Vietnam Veterans Day. This day officially commemorates the same day in 1973 on which the last U.S. troops arrived on American soil.
Today is National Medal of Honor Day. The first Medal of Honor action was awarded to assistant surgeon Bernard J.D. Irwin, serving in the first major U.S. Apache conflict. Irwin led a group of 14 men who helped aid 60 men who were surrounded by the Chiricahua Apaches in 1861. The Medal of Honor award was not created till 1862, and it wasn’t until 1894 when Irwin received his medal. Since the first award was given there have been many brave men and women who have also received this honor. Here is what you need to know about the Medal of Honor:
Many people want to support charity but face obstacles that make it difficult to do so. Whether it’s a constraint on one’s time or budget, it sometimes seems impossible to give as much as you wish you could. Here are a few simple ways to make a difference in the lives of veterans without spending a lot of money.
With so many options for getting rid of an unwanted vehicle, you may be wondering about the benefits of car donation and whether it’s the right fit for you. If you have an unwanted vehicle, you can trade it in at a dealer, sell it on Craigslist, put it into storage or, if the condition is bad enough, scrap it.
Today is K-9 Veterans Day and as a way to celebrate these heroes here are some of the most famous war dogs in history.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve put together a list of memorials of women who have served in the military. There aren’t nearly as many memorials to female vets and women who have helped the military, but they are out there if you know where to look.
March 5, 2017 marks the 75th birthday of the Seabees. The Seabees have a simple motto: “We build, we fight.” To put it plainly, the Seabees are the construction workers of the U.S. Military. Ever since their first action on March 5, 1942, the Navy’s Seabees have been an elite force of construction battalions in every American conflict and humanitarian efforts.