November 3, 2015 - Public Law 103-308, passed in 1994, designates December 7 as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day” and requests the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff (sunrise to sunset) in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on that day in 1941.
October 13, 2015 - Women in the military have a history that extends over 400 years into the past throughout a large number of cultures and nations. World Wars I and II saw over 362,000 American women serving during war time. As of 2012 women made up 14% of the US military and their role has changed significantly over the years from clerical duties to ground combat soldiers to fighter pilots.
October 5, 2015 - Per the Presidential Proclamation, the Flag of the United States is to be at half-staff now until sunset October 6, 2015, as a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence perpetrated on October 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Oregon.
If you would like to view the proclamation, click here.
October 5, 2015 - Fourteen years ago America launched its counterattack against terrorism, hammering terrorist targets in Afghanistan and ushering in Operation Enduring Freedom and the global war on terror.
September 30, 2015 - The year 2016 marks the 150th Anniversary of the First United Methodist Church, Center, Texas. If anyone has historical photos, documents, newspaper clippings, 8 mm home movies, video, 35 mm slides, etc. they would like to share with us please bring them by Chief Imaging, 614 Tenaha Street. Most items can be scanned on the spot and you will not have to leave them.
We look forward to your help in bringing the history of the church to life. Billy Sue Payne is the Anniversary Chairman.
September 14, 2015 - The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Americans take the time to remember those who are or were at one time prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday in the United States but it is a national observance.
September 7, 2015 - Those whom we lost on September 11, 2001, will forever hold a cherished place in our hearts and in the history of our nation. By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001, (Public Law 107-89), Congress authorized the president to designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" to perpetuate the memory of those who perished in the attack on America and to pursue peace and justice in the world and security at home.
September 7, 2015 - In honor of Patriot’s Day and the over 3000 people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 all Flags should be flown at half-staff on Friday, September 11until sunset. Be sure to lower all flags as no flag should ever fly higher that the US Flag. If you have a flag that cannot be lowered you can tie a black ribbon or cord at the top to show respect for the day.
September 1, 2015 -World War II came to an end with the formal surrender of the Japanese on September 2, 1945 aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay and this day has become known as VJ Day (Victory over Japan).