• Apr 18, 2019
  • 11:33 AM

Always Remember – Never Forget – February 2019


Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

Congratulations Coast Guard Reserve as it celebrates its 77th birthday!! February 19 is formally recognized as the birth of the Coast Guard Reserve while June 23 is recognized as the birthday of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Military.com provides some perspective and background:

https://www.military.com/coast-guard/coast-guard-reserve-birthday.html

The U.S. Coast Guard Reserve website itself is here: https://www.reserve.uscg.mil/about/history/1940s/

The Tet Offensive

The Tet Offensive, officially called The General Offensive and Uprising of Tet Mau Than launched on January 30, 1968 by North Vietnam and the Viet Cong. The coordinated series of North Vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities and outposts in South Vietnam was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War.

The History Channel has more information, including video clips here:

https://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/tet-offensive

Dates Next Month to Remember

You are not going to want to forget several major observations coming up in a few weeks.

March 3 – the Navy Reserves marks a birthday

March 15 – The American Legion also celebrates a birthday

March 20 – Veterans and Military Day at the Legislature in Carson City

March 25 – Medal of Honor Day