Posted on February 20, 2022 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsThe Purple Heart is one of the most significant acts of recognition among American service members. The medal is awarded for "being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States, or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces." It is one of the only U.S. military distinctions that is awarded to all who fit the criteria — not just those who receive a recommendation from a higher-ranking official.
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Posted on November 11, 2021 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsFor military Veterans and their loved ones, one of the highest honors is receiving a final resting place in a Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemetery. To be laid to rest among fellow soldiers, where family and friends can visit your gravestone, is something most members of the United States Armed Forces are qualified to receive.
Posted on November 10, 2021 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsIn Arlington National Cemetery, a soldier takes 21 steps along a rubber mat. When he reaches the end, he pauses for exactly 21 seconds. He turns 180 degrees, shifts his rifle to the opposite shoulder, then makes the same journey to the other end of the mat. He is guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and his movements reflect the traditional 21-gun salute—the highest honor rendered in the armed forces.
Posted on May 27, 2021 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsThis weekend, the United States will commemorate Memorial Day. Viewed by many as the unofficial start of summer, families and friends often mark the day with picnics, BBQs, or a trip to the beach. But this patriotic holiday is set aside to honor the men and women who died while serving in the military.
Posted on November 11, 2020 in Real Heroes Wear Dog Tags2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. We call it “unprecedented.” Yet, we have faced many challenges in the past and we have come together as a country to get through them. 75 years ago, we saw the end of World War II. While the circumstances were very different from our current pandemic, everyone in America was affected by that war – both on the battlefield and here at home. We call the people who lived through it “The Greatest Generation” for good reason.
Posted on November 4, 2020 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsVeterans Day is November 11th and many organizations and facilities are working overtime to modify their annual recognition of Veterans to meet COVID-19 guidelines and keep their community safe.