October 13, 2021 - 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. Today women make up 16% of the US military enlisted and 19% of the officer corps and their role has changed significantly over the years from clerical duties to ground combat soldiers to fighter pilots.
September 8, 2021 - In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of those killed that day in 2001. US Flags and other flags flying with it should be lowered to half staff at sunup on Saturday, September 11, 2021 and raised at sundown the same day. It is permissible to lower them the evening before on September 10.
If you have outdoor flags that cannot be lowered, respect for the day can be shown by tying a black cord or ribbon to the top of the mast.
As Patriot Day falls on Saturday we will observe on Friday. Begin at 9:00 a.m.
September 7, 2021 - Those who we lost twenty years ago 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 1, 2021 - 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).