Tag: Support Our Troops

Thanks to Our Heroes

Jaine Toth In observance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our country, the Robson Ranch Paper Crafting Club honored our local first responders with handmade cards of appreciation for their continuous courageous service to the community (one for each of the first responders at the respective stations), along with homemade muffins and…

Marine Corps History

Ross Dunfee What is a Marine? A sailor, a soldier, or an infantry or amphibious assault member? They are all soldiers serving on ships ready for land action. Their history, etched in antiquity, has records in ancient Greece and Rome. In the 17th century, the English, in its wars with the Dutch, referred to Marine units as naval…

Support Our Troops–Arizona Veterans Week Fundraiser

Eddie Peters It’s been two years since we have been able to hold events, and this year’s program has something for everyone. Support Our Troops–AZ (SOT–AZ) provides for the material, physical, and emotional needs of our military men and women, active-duty and veterans alike. Over the years, we have given approximately $175,000 to support veteran…

U.S. Military History: U.S. Army—Flag, Song, Motto, and Oath

Ross Dunfee Flag—The Army Seal was used originally during the American Revolution to authenticate documents. It displayed the designation “War Office,” which was synonymous with Headquarters of the Army, and the Roman year MDCCLXXVIII (1778), the first time it was used. It remained unchanged until 1947, when the War Office banner was replaced with “Department of…

U.S. Military History: Independence Day

Ross Dunfee The first successful English colony settled in America was at Jamestown, Va., in 1607—and the migration was on—primarily of British, German, and Dutch extraction, but immigrants arrived from throughout Europe. Communities were settled and financed primarily by privately-organized British settlers or families using free enterprise without any significant English royal or Parliamentary government…

U.S. Military History: D-Day

Ross Dunfee So, what does the “D” stand for in D-Day? Stop! Do not keep reading until you attempt to answer the question. Okay, now you can read on. Most people who celebrate the holiday do not know the answer. Some people believe it is in reference to June 6, 1944, when, in World War…

Memorial Day

Ross Dunfee The killing was over. The four-year long Civil War officially ended at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865. There was a large division between the northern states (largely industrial) and the southern states (largely agrarian) over slavery, states’ rights, and westward expansion. The election of Lincoln was the last straw, and one month after…

U.S. Military History: Armed Forces Day

Ross Dunfee Armed Forces Day is celebrated May 15 this year but with Memorial Day also in May this Armed Forces Day article is printed in April to avoid printing two articles in May. Clip and save. Each of the Branches of Military Service (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard) has a day to…

Vietnam Veterans Day

Ross Dunfee When did the Vietnam War begin? France maintained colonial rule of Vietnam from 1864 until the Geneva Accords of 1954. During that time, multiple wars occurred in the area (including Cambodia and Laos). The Geneva Accord divided Vietnam into north (Communist rule) and south (the Republic of Vietnam) and that enticed the U.S.…

Presidents Day

Ross Dunfee While Presidents Day is a federal holiday, celebrated on the third Monday of February, it is not really a national holiday. Splitting hairs? In 1968, Congress passed the Monday Holiday Act for observance of Washington’s birthday, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day to be celebrated on a Monday, but the actual dates for the…