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July 2017

National Independence Day Concert

July 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
National Independence Day Concert,

It’s the 4th of July – our independence day! There will be several events and parades across the country. Be sure to watch the national Independence Day concert, “A Capital Forth” live from the west lawn of the U.S. Capital on your local PBS station. God Bless America! For more information, go to the following PBS website shown below.  

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September 2017

V-J Day

September 2
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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Patriot Day

September 11
Patriot Day,

  To commemorate those who were injured or lost their lives during the surprise attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. We also want to remember the family members. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.   See website link below for 2015 Presidential Proclamation on Patriot's Day   We will not forget.

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V-J Day

September 14
V J Day, United States + Google Map

          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…

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POW – MIA Recognition Day

September 18
POW – MIA Recognition Day,

    This commemoration is set aside to honor the commitment and sacrifices made by this nation's prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action, as well as their families. Until July 18, 1979, no commemoration was held to honor POW/MIAs. In the first year, Congress passed resolutions and the national ceremony was held at the National Cathedral in Washington. The 1st Tactical Squadron from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia flew the Missing Man formation.  A…

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Gold Star Family Remembrance Day

September 29
Gold Star Family Remembrance Day,

                   This is a special day set aside to honor American families who have lost loved ones in military combat. For more information, please visit the American Gold Star Mother's website.

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November 2017

Veteran’s Day

November 11

       While you're all having fun, please remember this is a day set aside in our country to honor our living and passed returning Veterans from all branches of the military.  Welcome home to every veteran you see.  For more information on Veteran's Day, please follow the link below.       The History of Veteran's Day    

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44th Anniversary of SDPHS

November 20
43rd Anniversary of SDPHS,

Today marks the 43nd anniversary of the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors, Inc. being formed as an organization. Happy Birthday SDPHS!

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December 2017

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7

  Pearl Harbor - December 7, 1941 - Lest We Forget

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

December 7 @ 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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