Veterans & Military
How the U.S. Troops Comes Up with Tank Names?
Tank names are funny, witty, sometimes surprising, and, believe it or not, very practical! It is thanks to the inscriptions on the gun tube that a tank crew member can easily identify their vehicle from a distance. So, let’s take a look at how battle tanks get their nicknames and check out some of the most original ones!
Top 10 Interesting Facts About the U.S. Army
Let’s start the facts about the army with perhaps the most important one: the US army is considered to be the strongest military force in the whole world! That said, you can only imagine what curious pieces of information await you. We’ve picked ten facts about the US army that are probably going to raise your eyebrows in surprise. So, let’s get started!
The Different Military Grave Markers Symbols Explained
Looking at veterans’ tombstones in one of 155 national cemeteries, one would think that all tombstones are more or less alike. However, once you step closer, you can notice they are all distinguished by the usage of military grave markers. On the one hand, there are military grave markers related to the veteran’s service and ranking. On the other, there are personal belief military grave markers that have been gaining extra attention recently. It’s particularly interesting that new ones can be applied for approval. At the moment, there are 65 adopted personal belief military grave markers. Now, let’s check out what was going on from the beginning and decipher some of the old and new markers.
The Difference Between Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day vs. Armed Forces Day
Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day vs. Armed Forces Day differences and similarities are sometimes challenging to explain. After all, let’s just look at the fact that one of these is also called Armistice Day, and you already have more confusion than is necessary. Still, we are here to clear the air and explain these holidays, one by one. So, let’s get started!
What Is the Difference Between a Protected Veteran and Veteran?
As you shall learn right here, not every vet is a protected veteran. What is a protected veteran, and how do they differ from a non-protected one? In a nutshell, the first group has earned their right to certain benefits once they finish the service. As usual, there is a lot more here than meets the eye, so let’s take a look at how you become a protected veteran and who or what protects you in the first place.
What Does The POW/MIA Flag Stand For?
It’s time we talked about one of the most powerful and striking flags of all — the POW/MIA flag. What does POW/MIA stand for exactly? POW means “prisoner of war” while MIA stands for “missing in action”. The flag has been flying officially since 1972, and sadly, there are still reasons to see it fly high.
Who Can Display the US Marine Corps Flag?
The most common dilemma among families that wish to show their support for their member officially becoming a marine is how to display the American flag with the Marine Corps flag. The rules are fairly simple, and we’ll also say a word or two about the Marine Corps flag itself.
Six Ways To Honor Veterans
Veterans Day, November 11th, is set aside in the U.S. to honor our military personnel past and present. This holiday is one way we honor America’s service members - both active duty and veterans - for their patriotism, bravery and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.