Sign US Valentine
Send a message to US and coalition troops still deployed.
See the names and messages.
Favorite Heroes and Favorite Veterans
Service Members -
The Blue Star Banner
Since WW I, families with family members serving in the armed forces
have hung this flag in their windows.
To all our service members who serve here and abroad and
their allied partners
You Have Our Highest Regards and
We Will Always Be Here For You
Begun February 14, 2003.
Armed Forces Day
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The Star Spangled Banner
Betsy Ross thought there should be stars on the new flag. Washington, Morris and George Ross (no relation ro Betsy) thought a star would be too hard to make. Betsy showed them how to make a star with one cut of her scissors. You can, too, with these directions.
A short history of the beginnings of the flag.
Every day is Flag Day
Every day is Flag Day for WW II veteran Elwood Stein, 86, of Amarillo, TX.
The National Constitution Center has been sending a flag around the country.
Since December 2002, it has been flying over each state capitol building. It will come back to Philadelphia on June 14, 2003, and then be on permament display.
This site has flags you can print out, puzzles and games about the flag, geography, history, and famous Americans.
Beetle Bailey's classic salute to the flag.
There's also a larger animated version
About the flag
The American Legion Website gives history, flag etiquette, and frequently asked questions.
How the flag is folded.
Fullerton-Host Lions Club
In February 2003, the Fullerton (CA) Lions Club gave out flags to
Golden Hill Elementary School first-graders.
How Father's Day started (1910, in Spokane, WA.).
USS Lincoln returns to SanDiego
After 10 months at sea, some fathers see their children for the first time.
Signs of Courage
Second-grader Caleb Smith won a state writing contest with his essay about his grandfather, Pete Warner, who was in the Navy, and was at D-Day in 1944.
Soldiers return from Afghanistan
Soldiers from the 18th Airborne Corps return after six months to a year in Afghanistan. Waiting parents greet their returning sons and daughters; returning parents greet their families.
British troops return
British soldiers return home to their families. A collection of stories from a British paper.
Dads "phone home" by ham radio
The Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) gets messages to troops overseas, even when cellphones might not be available.
Sailor dads return home
After nine months at sea, it's good to be home.
Sailor dad meet their kids for the first time
The the USS Constellation returns after seven months at sea. It's the aircraft carrier's last voyage.
More Army dads staying home
Dad's Home. Mom's deployed.
Marine Dads have a "Kids to Work Day."
At Camp Lejeune, NC, kids experience their dad's training. Check the photos at the end of the story.
The challenges of fatherhood
In the Boot Camp for New Dads, at Travis AFB, CA, new Air Force dads learn parenting, and how to be good fathers.
An Army dad sees 'things worth fighting for'
Terry Harder is the son and grandson of soldiers. His 3 children are soldiers. He joined Operation Support Our Troops, in Tacoma, WA, an organization dedicated to supporting our troops and insuring that they are not forgotten.