If there is one day that belongs to all Americans, it is Independence Day. Families, neighbors, communities and the nation can unite in a civil celebration of the freedoms, liberties and opportunities that our great nation affords.
By Craig Gilman
Faculty Member at American Military University
Make July 4th memorable in 2015. Share this heritage and make it fun and meaningful for following generations. There are a number of ways Americans traditionally celebrate Independence Day. First and foremost, take the time to reflect, not only on the value of our independence and freedoms, but also the civic responsibilities and duties that go with them.
By Nicole Crowder
The Washington Post
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and as veterans of that generation grow older, recording their memories of their experiences during this critical turning point in history has become more important for posterity. Five years ago, photographer Sasha Maslov began making portraits of men and women from around the world who served in the war. In intimate profiles, Maslov shares brief stories of the lives of those who served in different roles, whether on the ground fighting, in tiny European villages treating the injured, as partisans, or as prisoners of war.
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.