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Women Veterans Day, June 12: Honoring Our Female Veterans

Women Veterans Day, June 12: Honoring Our Female Veterans

From the NFRW Armed Services Committee

June 12, 2023 will mark the 6th time we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the groundbreaking Women's Armed Services Integration Act legislation signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on June 12, 1948.  This law allowed women to serve as regular members of the military.

Monday, June 12, 2023/Author: Cecilia Tyler/Number of views (372)/Comments (0)/
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D-Day, June 6: The Allied Invasion of France in WWII

D-Day, June 6: The Allied Invasion of France in WWII

From the NFRW Armed Services Committee

Operation OVERLOAD was the code name for the long-awaited Allied invasion into France. American forces had already been fighting in Africa and Italy, as well as in the Pacific.  June 6, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was supreme commander of the operation that ultimately involved the coordinated efforts of 12 nations. Surprise was an essential element of the Allied invasion plan, as the Germans had 55 divisions in France.  

Tuesday, June 6, 2023/Author: Cecilia Tyler/Number of views (195)/Comments (0)/
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June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month

From the NFRW Armed Services Committee

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month. It has been officially celebrated since 2006 when President George W. Bush signed the proclamation recognizing the contributions to this nation by Caribbean Americans.   

Thursday, June 1, 2023/Author: Cecilia Tyler/Number of views (511)/Comments (0)/
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Remembering Our Fallen Service Members on Memorial Day

Remembering Our Fallen Service Members on Memorial Day

From the NFRW Armed Services Committee

Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971. It is observed on the last Monday of May when we honor veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. military in defense of our American values and way of life.

Sunday, May 28, 2023/Author: Cecilia Tyler/Number of views (298)/Comments (0)/
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Children of Fallen Patriots Day - May 13

Children of Fallen Patriots Day - May 13

From the NFRW Armed Services Committee

May 13 is the day we honor the sacrifice and resilience of our most vulnerable assets, the children of fallen patriots. These children, some who were born after the death of the parent, deal with this loss every day.

Saturday, May 13, 2023/Author: Cecilia Tyler/Number of views (386)/Comments (0)/
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