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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.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Salute & Honor

This day in history, March 16, marks the beginning of one very prestigious military establishment and the end of a bloody segment of WWII. Today we salute our military of the present and honor the memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend America's freedom.

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

The United States Military Academy--the first military school in the United States--is founded by Congress on March 16, 1802 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.

The academic program grants a bachelor of science degree with a curriculum that grades cadets' performance upon a broad academic program, military leadership performance, and mandatory participation in competitive athletics. Cadets are required to adhere to the Cadet Honor Code, which states that "a cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do." The academy bases a cadet's leadership experience as a development of all three pillars of performance: academics, physical, and military. [Source: wikipedia.org]

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 & Honor 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 moment in time.