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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Salute To Our Military

United States Military Academy
at West Point
This Day in History: March 16, 1802

The United States Military Academy--the first military school in the United States--is founded by Congress for the purpose of educating and training young men in the theory and practice of military science. Located at West Point, New York, the U.S. Military Academy is often simply known as West Point.

This Day in History: March 16, 1945

Amphibious tractors approaching Iwo Jima, February 1945.
The WWII amphibious operations that began on February 19, 1945 ended today March 16, 1945.

With a U.S. Navy military government established, Iwo Jima was declared secured, the fighting over. More than 6,000 Marines died fighting for the island, along with almost all the 21,000 Japanese soldiers trying to defend it.

Salute To Our Military! Never forget, when they fight, they fight for YOU - America's freedom and YOUR freedom! A day should never go by without supporting our troops who put themselves in harm's way on any given day at any given time.