Category Archives: History

The Day After 9/11

The Day After 9/11

The day after 9/11 was very different than the day before. Admittedly, the American guard had become somewhat relaxed, and even though the writing was on the walls, we chose to do nothing. The result was the heinous attack that sent two jets flying into the twin towers in New York. Not only were many… Continue Reading

In 1945 On This Day In History: V-J Day

In 1945 On This Day In History: V-J Day

On this day in history in 1945, V-J Day, or Victory over Japan Day, the day Japan surrendered in World War II effectively ending the war. Because of the two different time zones, the announcement was made on August 14 while it was afternoon on August 15 in Japan. The timeline that led to the… Continue Reading

1782: Washington Created the Purple Heart

1782: Washington Created the Purple Heart

In 1782, on August 7, commander in chief of the Continental Army, General George Washington created the “Badge for Military Merit.” It was a rather simple looking award consisting of a purple, heart-shaped piece of cloth with the word MERIT stitched across it. The soldier who would be awarded for ‘meritorious action’ would be able to… Continue Reading

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