July 30, 1942 ~ Women Make WAVES in WW2
On July 30, 1942, President Roosevelt signed a bill creating a women’s auxiliary agency in the Navy known as “Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service” or WAVES for short.
Women served in armed conflicts combat long before the establishment of the WAVES.
July 28 ~ Buffalo Soldier Day
Buffalo Soldiers Day is observed annually on July 28th. This day commemorates the formation in 1866 of the first regular Army regiments comprising African-American soldiers.
July 22, 1893 ~ Katherine Lee Bates: America the Beautiful
After admiring the majestic view from the top of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, Colorado, Poet Katharine Lee Bates wrote the hyper-visual, thought provoking, and soul moving poem “America the Beautiful,” which many consider to be the greatest American patriotic poem and song of all time.
July 21, 1861 ~ The First Battle of Manassas
The First Battle of Bull Run: At Manassas Junction, Virginia was the first major battle of the U.S. Civil War and resulted in a smashing victory for the upstart Confederate army.