May is National Military Appreciation month.
April 30th is the proposed Military Brats Day. Military Brats Day Initiative (Link)
“Thomas Paine was so inspired by the heroism displayed at Fort Mifflin that he published an open letter to William Howe: 'You are fighting for what you can never obtain and we are defending what we never mean to part with.” ― Nathaniel Philbrick, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the … Continue reading HEROISM
“When an enlisted man sees his commanding officer lose his head entirely…,” Private Taylor wrote, “it would…demoralize anyone taught to breathe, almost, at the word of command.” ― Nathaniel Philbrick, The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.
“Part of what makes a revolution such a fascinating subject to study is the arrival of the moment when neutrality is no longer an option. Like it or not, a person has to choose.” ― Nathaniel Philbrick, Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution
I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
“Odd things happen in a battle, and the human heart has strange and gruesome depths and the human brain still stranger shallows;” ― Nathaniel Philbrick, The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
April 23rd is the birthday of the Army Reserve!