Archive for May 26th, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day (05/26)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 26 : 4 days to Memorial Day

Did you know that Memorial Day is observed in the United States on the last Monday in May?

The holiday is intended as a national memorial for those who have died serving their country, along with their bereaved families. Since 1971, when Congress enacted the Uniform Holidays Bill, Memorial Day — together with Presidents’ Day and Labor Day — have been celebrated on Mondays following a three-day weekend.

Memorial Day is America’s day to remember those who have died serving our nation, and to honor their families. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Memorial Day (05/30/11)! So stop by again tomorrow.

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(May 26) This week we’re celebrating . . .  Fleet Week New York

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Sailors and Marines man the rails of the multi purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as it transits past the Statue of Liberty, making its way up the Hudson for Fleet Week New York. by FWNYPAO
Fleet Week New York

Fleet Week is a United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard tradition in which active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a variety of major cities for one week. Once the ships dock, the crews can enter the city and visit its tourist attractions. At certain hours, the public can take a guided tour of the ships. Often, Fleet Week is accompanied by military demonstrations and air shows such as provided by the Blue Angels.

source: wikipedia – Fleet Week New York

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