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News & Much More: Military.com

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

Military.com posted this mission statement, accessed on October 15, 2018, on their “About” web page:

Military.com is committed to the mission of connecting the military community to all the advantages earned in service to America. Military.com is a division of Monster Worldwide.

We started Military.com in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we're the largest online military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong.

Military.com's free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.

We believe that the benefits earned in the service should be easier to access and written in plain English. We're passionate about helping members make the most of military experience throughout life.

Military.com's members are sharing stories, insider tips, news from the front lines, and unique slices of military life including the tough stuff of war.

Military.com provides headline news and technology updates since our community answers the call and makes news. We also cover the rest of the military experience — from great content like our user-generated videos in our popular "Shock and Awe" feature to our military equipment guide we present what makes the military unique (and fun).

We are proud that our Military.com team is made up of more than 60 percent veterans, including active members of the National Guard, reserve, and military spouses.<

In 2004, Military.com joined forces with Monster Worldwide to accelerate our growth and change the playing field for career and educational opportunities for servicemembers, veterans and military spouses. Monster's vision is bringing people together to advance their lives, which is a great fit with Military.com's "members first" ethos and goal of connecting the military community to all the benefits of service.

Perspectives: National Geographic’s Women in Military Services

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - International

National Geographic offers a spectrum of articles about women in military services, past and current times.

Perspectives: PBS Stories of Service

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - International

"Stories of Service" is an initiative by public media sources to "unite powerful stories and conversations around one of our country's most resilient communities: our military veterans." The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) offers published and upcoming shows and films, educational resources, and transitional information for the military and veterans.

Veterans Day 2021

Saturday, October 30, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - National

A brief history of Veterans Day is posted on the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

News/Events: Military Women’s Memorial

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The Military Women’s Memorial posts "News You Can Use” on their website in addition to archived news and upcoming events.

Constitution Day: September 17th Annually

Friday, September 17, 2021 | Category: Congress - National

Site excerpt:

‘Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.

On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation's history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us.’

Women’s Equality Day: August 26, 2021

Sunday, August 1, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The History of Women’s Equality Day

At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 and passed in 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York. The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.

Excerpt from “National Women’s History Alliance” website, August 1, 2021

4th of July 245th Celebration at Military Women’s Memorial

Sunday, July 4, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - National

Announcement on Military Women’s Memorial:

‘Celebrate America’s 245th Independence Day with the Military Women’s Memorial!

Enjoy a delicious catered buffet, beer and wine, live music, and family-friendly activities for all ages. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. While celebrating, explore our various exhibits honoring military women, including our newest display, “Summer With The Arts,” which features over 180 pieces of original art by veterans and their loved ones.

Positioned at the end of Memorial Avenue, opposite the Arlington Memorial Bridge, our view of the annual firework show at the National Mall will be unmatched.

Special group pricing available upon request (10 people and up) – send to development@womensmemorial.org.

Tickets available for purchase until Wednesday, June 30th.’

Independence Day & the Statue of Liberty

Sunday, July 4, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - National

4th of July
U.S. Census Bureau "Facts for Features"

Statue of Liberty
The statue's original name was Liberty Enlightening the World.  The statue was given to the United States by the French as a centennial gift in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the July 4, 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence.  The statue arrived in 1885 and in 1886 it was dedicated, ten years after the anniversary.

What does the Statue of Liberty represent?  She is a symbol of the ideals of friendship between nations, freedom from tyranny and oppression, and new beginnings for peoples around the world. 

Emma Lazarus wrote the famous 1883 sonnet which since the early 1900s, is on a bronze plaque in the statue's pedestal.

                 The New Colossus 

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

June is PTSD Awareness Month: Resources for Veterans

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | Category: Mental Health - National

The Department of Veterans Affairs hosts the “National Center for PTSD,” a national resource for research, treatments and connections to assist individuals experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other traumatic stress. This site offers information for veterans, caregivers, family and friends.

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