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Aug
4
Tue
US Coast Guard Birthday, 1790 r
Aug 4 all-day

Aug 4; US Coast Guard Birthday

Birthdays of All Military Branches:

National Guard: Dec 13, 1636
U.S. Army: Jun 14, 1775
U.S. Navy: Oct 13, 1775 (Abolished Feb 1781 – Reinstated Sep 7, 1781)
U.S. Marine Corps: Nov 10, 1775
U.S. Coast Guard: Aug 4, 1790
U.S. Air Force: Sep 18, 1947

Aug
21
Fri
Senior Citizens Day r
Aug 21 all-day
Sep
11
Fri
Patriot Day Observance r
Sep 11 all-day
Sep
17
Thu
Constitution Day r
Sep 17 all-day

Sep 17; Constitution Day.

Sep
18
Fri
Arthur Carhart Birthday, 1892 r
Sep 18 all-day

Sep 18; Arthur Carhart, Sep 18, 1892-Nov 27, 1978. Born in Mapleton, IA. Pioneering advocate of the Wilderness Concept, inspiration for the “Conservation Library” and the “Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.”

US Air Force Birthday, 1947 r
Sep 18 all-day

Sep 18; US Air Force Birthday.

Birthdays of All Military Branches:

National Guard: Dec 13, 1636
U.S. Army: Jun 14, 1775
U.S. Navy: Oct 13, 1775 (Abolished Feb 1781 – Reinstated Sep 7, 1781)
U.S. Marine Corps: Nov 10, 1775
U.S. Coast Guard: Aug 4, 1790
U.S. Air Force: Sep 18, 1947

Oct
21
Wed
Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling Birthday, 1876 r
Oct 21 all-day

Oct 21; Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling Birthday, Oct 21, 1876-Feb 12, 1962. Darling was born in Michigan, but the family moved to Sioux City in 1886. He was a reporter & cartoonist for newspapers in Iowa & New York, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1924 & 1943. Darling became a state & national figure in the conservation movement. Iowa’s Lake Darling State Park bears his name.

Oct
31
Sat
Halloween r
Oct 31 all-day
Nov
10
Tue
US Marine Corps Birthday, 1775 r
Nov 10 all-day

Nov 10; US Marine Corps Birthday

Birthdays of All Military Branches:

National Guard: Dec 13, 1636
U.S. Army: Jun 14, 1775
U.S. Navy: Oct 13, 1775 (Abolished Feb 1781 – Reinstated Sep 7, 1781)
U.S. Marine Corps: Nov 10, 1775
U.S. Coast Guard: Aug 4, 1790
U.S. Air Force: Sep 18, 1947

Nov
11
Wed
Veterans Day r
Nov 11 all-day

Nov 11; Veterans Day.  On April 6, 1917, the U.S. joined its allies–Britain, France, and Russia–to fight in the “Great War.” Under the command of Major General John J. Pershing, more than 2 million U.S. soldiers fought on battlefields in France. The war ended when Germany agreed to an armistice effective  November 11, 1918 (“11th hour of 11th day of 11th month”). This became known as “Armistice Day,” later “Veterans Day.”