NORAD Tracks Santa

You better watch out You better not cry You better not pout I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town – John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie   A botched newspaper ad campaign. A Christmas-spirited Colonel. A tradition is born. Christmas Eve, 1955, it’s the Cold War and the red phone rings. A […]

21-Gun Salute

“To be able to live each day with honor, respect and dignity is the greatest achievement of all.” – Dr. Roopleen Tracing its history back to early warriors demonstrating peaceful intentions by positioning their weapons in a way that rendered them ineffective, military gun salutes originated in the 14th century with the use of cannons […]

Women in the Military: Part III

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” – Bethany Hamilton (professional surfer) Continued from: Women in the Military Part I (1775-1920) & Women in the Military Part II (1941-1991) 1992 Lane McClelland becomes the Coast Guard’s active-duty first woman (since SPARs: […]

Women in the Military: Part II

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe (former Rosie the Riveter) Continued from: Women in the Military Part I (1775-1920) 1941-1945 (World War II) Over 60,000 Army nurses served overseas and in the U.S. Over 14,000 Navy nurses served overseas and in the U.S. (1942) The Women’s […]

Women In the Military: Part I

“Everyone has ocean’s to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?” – Amelia Earhart (aviation pioneer) Although their roles weren’t always readily apparent, women have a long history serving within the military, dating all the way back to the United States’ founding. […]

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