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Why Is the American Flag Displayed Backwards on Airplanes?

The next time you visit the airport, look at the tarmac and you’ll probably see numerous commercial airplanes with the American flag painted on their fuselage. In most cases, however, airplanes display the American flag backwards, meaning the stars are located in the upper-right corner rather than the upper-left corner. Regardless of size and type,

Quilts of Valor Awarded to 37 US Veterans in Somerset County

Thirty-seven U.S. military veterans living in Somerset County, New Jersey have been awarded a Quilt of Valor, according to a report by the local news affiliate WJAC. The organization, which has been operating since 2003, offers healing through hand-stitched quilts. These aren’t just traditional quilts, however. Quilts of Valor are meticulously stitched using donated materials.

US Marines to Rebuild Runway on Popular California Island

The U.S. Marines have launched an operation to rebuild a degraded runway on a popular California island. Earlier this month, nearly 100 Marines landed on the island of Santa Catalina, Calif. to rebuild its local airport. The massive project involves the creation of a 3,000-foot runway, which officials say will take over three months to

6 Ways to Thank a Military Veteran During the Holidays

You don’t have to wait until Veterans Day to show your appreciation of our nation’s military veterans. With the holiday season upon us, now is the perfect time to thank a veteran. There are several ways you can thank a veteran during the holidays, some of which we’re going to explore. See the full list

National Anthem Etiquette: What You Should Know

Do you know the proper etiquette to follow when the National Anthem is performed or played? Whether you are attending a sports game, concert, funeral, etc., you will probably find yourself in this position at some point or another. The National Anthem is a patriotic song that symbolizes America’s core value: freedom. Therefore, it’s important

Simple Ways to Show Support to US Servicemembers

At any given time, there are around 1.5 million active servicemembers in the United States army. These brave men and women are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our nation’s core values: life, liberty, freedom and the pursuit of happiness. Citizens often take their freedom for granted, but you can show your support

History of the American Flag

When was the first flag made? Without full knowledge of the amazing future ahead, the flag of the United States of America was born and this patriotic symbol remains the same to this day. Who it was that designed the very first flag, or the person that actually made it, is a mystery still questioned

Largest US Destroyer Heads Out to Sea

Destroyer-class boats have long been the pinnacle of the US Navy. Defined as a fast maneuverable warship that’s capable of attacking enemy targets or defending allied vessels, it plays a major role in military operations. Ever prior to World War I, the Navy had been building a sizable force of destroyers. Just recently, however, the

Perks of Living on a Military Base

The United States has hundreds of military based spread across 63 countries. One of the decisions that active service members will have to make when their permanent deployment orders (PDO) come in is whether or not to live on base. There are certain advantages and disadvantages to living on a military base. Today, we’re going

Veterans Receive Thanks this Thanksgiving Day

Buffalo VA Gives Vets Early Thanksgiving Day Feat The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo, New York gave dozens of military veterans an early Thanksgiving Day feast. According to news reports, the food used in the feast was purchasing using money donated by other community organizations and veterans agencies. Volunteers offered their support by preparing,

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