The American Legion Celebrates 100th Birthday!

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The American Legion’s centennial birthday is about the nearly 2 million members who carry out the duties of the nation’s largest veterans service organization.

On that date in 1919, the first American Legion caucus, held by members of the American Expeditionary Force, convened in Paris. Much as the birthday of the United States is celebrated on July 4 - for the date in 1776 when patriots declared the independence of the British colonies and birthed the spirit of America - March 15 is the date when The American Legion came to life.

National K9 Veterans Day 2019

U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher via  Flickr

U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher via Flickr

National K9 Veterans Day, March 13, is a day set aside to honor commemorate the service and sacrifices of American military and working dogs throughout history.

It was on March 13, 1942, that the Army began training for its new War Dog Program, also known as the "K-9 Corps," according to American Humane, marking the first time that dogs were officially a part of the U.S. Armed Forces.

U.S. Navy Seabees Celebrate 77th Birthday!

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class George M. Bell/Released via  Flickr

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class George M. Bell/Released via Flickr

Since March 5, 1942, the U.S. Navy has employed an elite cadre of construction battalions better known as Seabees. Guided by the motto, “We Build, We Fight,” over the past 77 years the Seabees have served in all major American conflicts, supported humanitarian efforts, and helped to build communities and nations around the globe. Today, Seabees young and old are celebrating the birthday of this unique organization; however, March 5th has not always been its birthday.