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Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site, Mississippi

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: (800) 305-7417
Description: The Confederate victory at Brices Cross Roads was a significant victory for Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, but its long term effect on the war proved costly for the Confederates. Brices Cross Roads is an excellent example of winning the battle, but losing the war.
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Vicksburg National Military Park, Louisiana & Mississippi

3201 Clay St
Vicksburg, MS 39183
Phone: (601) 636-0583
Description: Vicksburg National Military Park preserves the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg, waged from March 29 to July 4, 1863. The park, located in Vicksburg, Mississipp, also commemorates the greater Vicksburg Campaign which led up to the battle.
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The U.S. Army was founded on 14 June 1775


The U.S. Marine Corp was founded on 10 November 1775


The U.S. Navy was fouded on 13 October 1775


The U.S. Coast Guard was founded on 4 August 1790


Thw U.S. Air Force was founded on 18 September 1947



POW / MIA Recognition Day

When : Third Friday of September

POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of remembrance and hope for the speedy and safe return of American Prisoners of War, and those still Missing in Action. It also seeks the return of the remains of fallen soldiers.

The first official commemoration of POW/MIAs was July 18, 1979. It was the result of resolutions passed in Congress. The first national ceremony was held on this date. Over the next several years, it was held in varying dates of the year. Finally, in 1986, The National League of Families proposed the third Friday in September as a day to recognize and remember POW/MIAs. This date was selected, as it is not associated with any wars. Each year, the president of the United States issues a proclamation on this day.

Did you know? Federal law requires the POW/MIA flag to be flown on the following days:

Armed Forces Day, May 16

Memorial Day, May 25

Flag Day, June 14

Independence Day, July 4

POW/MIA Day, 3rd Friday of September

Veterans Day, Nov. 11


Source: http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/September/powmiarecognitionday.htm




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