Tag: Veterans’

Support Our Troops–AZ Makes Donation to VFW

Eddie Peters, Secretary, SOT-AZ Support Our Troops–AZ board members and members Rick Kvangnes, Eddie Peters, Bob Rohl, and Larry Zimmerman presented a check on May 24 for $3,000 to Commander Lori Byrne of VFW Post 1677 of Casa Grande. SOT–AZ will donate more than $85,000 this year to veterans’ causes and organizations. Help us at…

Military History: Women in War

Ross Dunfee Women have been participants in war since time began. In colonial days women used firearms to protect home, property, and loved ones. During the Revolution, Civil War, World Wars, and multiple other skirmishes, women often fought quietly alongside male comrades, but not as part of the uniformed services. During WWII able-bodied men were…

U. S. Military History: Some U.S. Coast Guard History

Ross Dunfee Lighthouses On Aug. 7, 1789, in the ninth act of the first U.S. Congress, 12 lighthouses were transferred to the federal government, and the United States Lighthouse Establishment (USLHE) was created under the Department of the Treasury, then Revenue, then Treasury. Because of poor management and poor lighting at lighthouses, the Lighthouse Board…

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…

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Ross Dunfee Japan became an aggressor nation near the turn of the 20th century by attacking and winning two wars with China (1894-95 and the Russo-Japanese war 1904-05). Its successful participation in World War I (1914-18) and other military successes helped to fuel its aggressive ambitions. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Japan invaded…

Remember Our Fallen U.S. Veterans

Wreaths Across America (WAA) When a volunteer places a wreath on a veteran’s grave on National Wreaths Across America Day, we encourage them to speak that veteran’s name aloud, thank them for their service and sacrifice, and reflect on that person and their life. Along with our wreath-laying ceremonies at cemeteries throughout the country, WAA…

Card Making for Veterans

Pam Costner The Papercrafters are busy making thank you cards (about 260 cards) for the Arizona Veteran’s Hospital in Tucson. The facility holds about 200 patients and also has a community living center for about 60 residents. The staff will use these cards on Veterans Day to thank those individuals for their service. If you…

The Cold War

Ross Dunfee It is impossible for this writer to pen a history of the “Cold War” (war without heated conflict) in 500 words, so please forgive my inadequacies. The Cold War, like so many actions, is wrought in fear. After World War II the USA and other nations feared the expansion of communism. It also…

Donate to Support Our Troops by purchasing items on Amazon

What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate…