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September 2017

V-J Day

September 2, 2017
V-J Day,

            On August 15, 1945, news of the surrender was announced to the world. This sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of World War II. On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. At the time, President Truman declared September 2 to be VJ Day.   Date When Celebrated  : August 14th - Japan surrenders August 15th - Surrender announced to the world September 2 - Ceremony and formal…

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November 2017

National SDPHS Dues Reminder

November 27, 2017 - December 3, 2017

If you haven't paid your national dues for the upcoming year, you need to do so quickly.  You'll find the latest National dues renewal form inside the latest Offspring newsletter.

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December 2017

GA Pearl Harbor Survivor Joseph L. George Receives Bronze Star of Valor

December 7, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy recently authorized the posthumous award of a combat medal to a Sailor who was present at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941, officials announced Dec. 1. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for valor to Chief Boatswain's Mate Joseph L. George for heroic achievement while serving aboard the repair ship USS Vestal (AR 4). George, a second class petty officer at…

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February 2018

President’s Day

February 19, 2018

History of Presidents Day Presidents Day originated as the celebration of the birthday of George Washington, the first president of the country. This day was known as “Washington’s Birthday,” and it was informally observed in many communities across the country from the year following his death in 1799. The holiday was unofficially observed for most of the 1800s. Then, in 1879, it was signed into law by President Rutherford B. Hayes as a federal holiday and the first holiday to celebrate the…

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March 2018

Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 11, 2018

Spring forward.  Move your clocks ahead by one hour.  See link below for details.

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April 2018

Easter Sunday

April 1, 2018
May 2018

Mother’s Day

May 13, 2018
Mother’s Day, Everywhere + Google Map

This year, do something really nice for mom on Mother's Day. Most ladies prefer going to restaurants where guests are served at the table. That means no greasy fast food or mega bar joints.  It also wouldn't hurt us to help around the house.  Where would we be without our mothers?

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Armed Forces Day

May 19, 2018

  On August 31, 1949 then Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day. President Harry Truman also announced the holiday in a presidential proclamation on February 20, 1950. All branches of the military were asked to celebrate on this day and they complied on the first Armed Forces Day which was held the following year on May 20, 1950 For more information, please visit the Department of Defense website for Armed Forces day, (http://www.defense.gov/afd/).  …

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Memorial Day

May 28, 2018

                 It's always good to show appreciation to our Veterans.  That's one of the many reasons November 11th was designated as Veteran's Day.  However, there's a big difference between those of us who came home alive and those who've paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  Memorial Day is for those who gave their last breath in combat defending our great nation.  They earned this day the hard way.  For more information, please use the link below. Logan's…

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January 2019

New Year’s Day

January 1

Happy New Year!!! Rememeber to be safe.  Don't drink and drive.  

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