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The History of Armed Forces Day: Why Are We Celebrating?

By Dr. Richard Hines
Program Director, History and Military History at American Military University

This coming Saturday, May 16, 2015, is Armed Forces Day. It's a time to honor our fallen heroes and those still serving here and abroad. These men and women hold a special place in the heart of those of us here at AMU. We will be forever grateful for what you do for all of us. May we, as a nation, never take that service for granted.    

One of the Last Navajo Code Talkers Recalls Their Heroism in WWII

You Want To Give Back on MLK Day. Here’s How.

By Ryan Scott
Contributor to Forbes

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As MLK Day approaches on Monday, January 19th, individuals and companies across the country are thinking about how they can honor Dr. King by serving others.

The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call-to-service initiative. Continue Reading

Never Forgotten: Honoring Our Military During Wreaths Across America

4 Ways To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick In 2015

By Amy Morin
Contributor to Forbes

As the new year approaches, many people begin scrambling to list all the things they’re going to do to make 2015 their best year ever. Despite the high hopes and good intentions, however, most people fail to turn their New Year’s resolutions into reality.

The statistics on the chances you’ll maintain change are fairly dismal. Continue Reading

Never Forgotten: Honoring Our Military During Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America 2014: A Volunteer's Story

By Marty McKee
Editor, In Military Education

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When my alarm clock announced its presence at 4:30 a.m. last Saturday, it sounded like the Martian saucers in the original War of the Worlds. It had been a loooonng time since I rolled out of bed that early, but my reluctance to leave my warm bed in the Virginia suburbs was tempered by the knowledge I was getting up to do something good. Continue Reading

One of the Last Navajo Code Talkers Recalls Their Heroism in WWII