Wars & ​​Battles to Remember


16  January 1991                  Desert Storm


22 January 1944                   Battle of Anzio


19 February 1943                 Battle for Iwo Jima


​23 February 1836                 The Alamo


19 March 2003                      Iraqi Freedom


​01 April 1945                         Landing on Okinawa


​06 April 1917                         US enters World War I 


18 April 1942                         Doolittle Raid WWII


12 May 1975                          The Mayaguez affair


01 June 1918                          Battle of Belleau Woods


04 June 1942                          Battle of Midway


06 June 1944                          D-Day - Normandy Landing


09 July 1943                            Invasion of Sicily


02 August 1990                      Desert Shield


07 August 1942                      Battle for Guadalcanal


01 September 1774              Revolutionary War


03 September 1943              Invasion of Italy


11 September 2012              Benghazi


25 October 1983                   Grenada


08 November 1942               Mediterranean and Middle East


20 November 1943               Battle of Tarawa


07 December 1941                Pearl Harbor Day


​08 December 1941                First Battle of Guam


08 December 1941                First Battle of Wake Island


16 December 1944                Battle of the Bulge


​20 December 1989                Panama


By no means is this a complete list. There are plenty of websites with more comprehensive lists. Many are listed because they are directly connected to our Members or we've been asked to list them. If you would like us to list a war or battle, please feel free to contact us.

Days to Remember

​Tragedies to Honor & Remember


28 January 1986                   Shuttle Challenger


01 February 2003                 Shuttle Columbia STS - 107


03 February 1943                 Four Chaplains Day


​02 April 2014                         Fort Hood Shooting #2


25 June 1996                          Khobar Towers Bombing


11 September 2001              9-11


12 October 2000                   USS Cole


23 October 1983                   Beirut Bombing


05 November 2009              Fort Hood Shooting #1


13 November 1942              The Sullivan Brothers



North of the River

Important Dates of Honor to Remember


Every Friday                         R.E.D. Friday


​03 February 1943                Four Chaplains


08 March 1965                      Vietnam War Anniversary


30 March                                Vietnam Veterans Day


05 April                                   Gold Star Wives Day


09 April                                   Former POW Day


3rd Saturday in May           Armed Forces Day


Last Monday in May           Memorial Day


​14 June                                   Flag Day


04 July                                     Independence Day


​07 August                               Purple Heart Day


Month of October                Agent Orange Awareness


​3rd Friday in September   POW / MIA Day


29 September                       Gold Star Mothers Day


24 October 1921                   Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


​November                             Military Appreciation Month


​11 November                        Veterans Day​​​​

The days and incidents listed are by no mean a complete representation, nor is it intended to be. Just too many.

But we'll make additions as we have time.

Please feel free to ask us to include dates important to you.

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Days to Celebrate 


​​07 May 1975                           Official End Vietnam War


08 May 1945                           V-Day - Victory in Europe


​14 June 1775                           Army Birthday


20 July 1969                            Apollo 11 moon Landing


27 July 1953                            End Korean War


​04 August 1790                     Coast Guard Birthday


15 August 1945                      VJ Day - Victory in Japan


15 September 1914              VFW Ladies Auxiliary Birthday


18 September 1947              USAF Birthday


​13 October 1775                   Navy Birthday


10 November 1775               Marine Corps Birthday


11 November 1918               End of WWI