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The History of Veterans Day

History of Veterans Day

By Annalisa Underwood, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Veterans Day is a special time of year for many Americans who, in some way, have formed a connection with a veteran or who are veterans themselves. It is a day that brings about a great sense of pride …

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Making a Difference: Father Theodore Hesburgh

By Rear Adm. Mat Winter Chief of Naval Research As the current senior active-duty Navy flag officer from the University of Notre Dame, I would like to take a moment of your time to share with you a few thoughts about a man that truly made a difference; a difference …

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The Naval Careers of America’s Six Sailor Presidents

  From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division From 1961 to 1993 the Navy could boasted veterans in the nation’s highest office, with the exception of Army veteran Ronald Reagan’s 8-year term of 1981-89. John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, James …

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Navy Nurses #OperatingForward 108 Years Later

  By André B. Sobocinski, Navy Medicine Office of the Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery May 13th marks the 108th anniversary of the Navy Nurse Corps. On May 13, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Naval Appropriations Bill authorizing the establishment of the Nurse Corps as a …

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