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National PTSD Awareness Day is June 27

National PTSD Awareness Day is June 27

By CAPT(ret) Mary Smart, NFRW Armed Services Committee

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has existed for millennia but has only been acknowledged medically as a disease in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM) since 1980. PTSD has been known by many names:  railway spine, shell shock, and combat fatigue. However, this disorder can be the result of a myriad of traumatic events such as a natural disaster, near-fatal accident, terrorist insurrection and war, sexual violence, or serious threats to a person or their family.  

Monday, June 27, 2022/Author: Cecilia Tyler/Number of views (10)/Comments (0)/
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June 14th: The Birthday of the U.S. Army

June 14th: The Birthday of the U.S. Army

By Becky Bechtel, Indiana, NFRW Armed Services Committee

As we raise Old Glory on Flag Day on June 14th, let us also celebrate the United States Army, who has had millions of soldiers choose to serve to protect the freedom of our great nation.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022/Author: Cecilia Tyler/Number of views (264)/Comments (0)/
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Women Veterans Day, June 12th

Women Veterans Day, June 12th

From the NFRW Armed Services Committee

June 12th is not considered a separate day for women veterans but rather serves as a tribute and recognition for all women have brought to the Armed Forces since the Revolutionary War. 

Sunday, June 12, 2022/Author: Cecilia Tyler/Number of views (103)/Comments (0)/
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The Importance of Flag Day and How to Display the Flag

The Importance of Flag Day and How to Display the Flag

By Becky Bechtel, Indiana, NFRW Armed Services Committee

Flag Day is an important day for all Americans to show their pride in our country by displaying the flag from their homes or businesses. This day serves as a day of unity for all Americans, regardless of political affiliation, race, or creed.  Our flag, consisting of 13 red and white alternating stripes and 50 stars, reminds us of our history, living nation, and serves as a symbol of hope for the future of the United States of America.

Friday, June 10, 2022/Author: Cecilia Tyler/Number of views (631)/Comments (0)/
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WWII D-Day, June 6th

WWII D-Day, June 6th

From the NFRW Armed Services Committee

On D-Day, Allied forces consisted primarily of American, British and Canadian troops but also included Australian, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French, Greek, New Zealander, Norwegian, Rhodesian and Polish naval, air or ground support. The troops landed at five beaches around Normandy, France, code-named Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. The main body consisted of 156,115 U.S., British and Canadian troops, 6,939 ships and landing vessels, and 2,395 aircraft and 867 gliders that delivered airborne troops. It was the largest naval, air, and land military operation in history.

Monday, June 6, 2022/Author: Cecilia Tyler/Number of views (79)/Comments (0)/
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