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Purple Heart Month Begins

August 1
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of August, repeating until August 1, 2030

In 1782, General George Washington created the "Badge of Military Merit" for the enlisted soldiers to be recognized for their meritorious service, though it soon fell into disuse with the end of the war. It was not until 1932, to mark the bicentennial of Washington's birth, that General Douglas MacArthur spearheaded an effort to revive…

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Air Force Day

August 1
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of August, repeating until August 1, 2030

Air Force Day is a celebration of airpower in the aftermath of World War Two. This observance is slightly complicated due to the nature of American air power at the time, but the designation of Air Force Day was an important step toward the recognition of United States air superiority in both Europe and Asia…

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