The Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point community honored Lt. Col. Benjamin J. Palmer during a memorial service at the air station chapel May 23. Palmer, the former commander of 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, was killed in action in Afghanistan May 12 as a result of enemy small-arms fire.

President Obama Memorial Day Proclamation

President Obama today released the annual proclamation recognizing Memorial Day and those that fell in our nation’s defense. The National Moment of Remembrance was established by Congress and signed into law in 2000 by President Bill Clinton. During… Read More

GOLD STAR MOTHER’S AND FAMILIES’ DAY, 2009

Note: This was supposed to post yesterday, but somehow the year go changed. I’ve updated the date so you can actually see it. President Barack Obama proclaimed today as Gold Star Mother’s and Families’ Day. The sacrifices of… Read More

Armed Forces Day Proclamation

ARMED FORCES DAY, 2009 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On Armed Forces Day, 1961, President Kennedy connected civic engagement and our Nation’s security. He stated,… Read More