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Memorial Day

Ross Dunfee The killing was over. The four-year-long Civil War officially ended at Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865. There was a large division between the northern states (largely industrial) and the southern states (largely agrarian) over slavery, states’ rights, and westward expansion. The election of Lincoln was the last straw, and by one month after…

U.S. Military History: Armed Forces Day

Ross Dunfee Armed Forces Day is celebrated May 15 this year, but with Memorial Day also in May, this Armed Forces Day article is printed in April to avoid printing two articles in May. Clip and save. Each of the branches of military service (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard) has a day…

U.S. Military History: Vietnam Veterans Day

Ross Dunfee When did the Vietnam War begin? France maintained colonial rule of Vietnam from 1864 until the Geneva Accords of 1954. During that time, multiple wars occurred in the area (including Cambodia and Laos). The Geneva Accords divided Vietnam into north (Communist rule) and south (the Republic of Vietnam), and that enticed the U.S.…