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Monday, May 27, 2013

Monday—Memorial Day 2013

Gratitude for service to our country
photo by dsmp — flags on my porch —armed services oath of enlistment

Today is a day to honor those who have served in the military.

✪  Click HERE for stories from the Veterans History Project

✪  Click HERE for the official website of the Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.

✪  U.S. Involvement in Wars Since the American Revolution

Indian War Campaigns (1622 - 1924) — 302 years of ongoing conflicts before & after the American Revolution ending with President Calvin Coolidge
Settlers & U.S. Government v. Native Peoples of North America 

American Revolution  (1775 - 1783) — No sitting president.  President George Washington was elected by the Electoral College in 1789
English Colonists v. Great Britain

Franco - American Naval War (1798 - 1800)  President John Adams
United States v. France

Barbary Wars (1801 - 1805, 1815) — Presidents Thomas Jefferson & James Madison
U.S. v. Morocco, Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli

War of 1812  (1812 - 1815) — President James Madison
United States v. Great Britain

Mexican - American War (1846 - 1848)  President James K. Polk
United States v. Mexico

U.S. Civil War  (1861 - 1865) — President Abraham Lincoln
Union v. Confederacy

Spanish-American War  (1898) — President William McKinley
United States v. Spain

Troop ship Spanish-American War
my great-grandfather, Henry Olinghouse (far right)

Henry Olinghouse (my great-grandfather)
blanket toss - photo taken by my great-grandfather, Henry O.

World War I  (1914 - 1918) — President Woodrow Wilson
Germany, Italy & Austria-Hungary v. Britain, France, Russia & the United States

Ralph Olinghouse (& Ruby) — grandmother's brother & sister

World War II  (1939 - 1945) — Presidents FDR & Harry Truman
Germany, Italy & Japan v. United States, Great Britain, France & Russia

Harold Ballinger  — mother's father
John Robert Reid — mother's uncle
Bobby Reid, Jr — mother's cousin

Korean War (1950 - 1953) — Presidents Harry Truman & Dwight D. Eisenhower
United States as part of the UN & South Korea v. North Korea & Communist China

Reynold Jones — my dad

Vietnam War (1960 - 1975) — Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon & Ford
United States & South Vietnam v. North Vietnam

Bay of Pigs (1961) — President John F. Kennedy
U.S. v. Cuba

Grenada (1983) — President Ronald Reagan
U.S. intervention

US Invasion of Panama (1989) — President George H.W. Bush
U.S. v. Panama

Persian Gulf War (1990 - 1991) — President George H.W. Bush
U.S. & Coalition Forces v. Iraq

Bosnia - Herzegovina (1995 - 1996) — President Bill Clinton
U.S. & NATO intervention

Invasion of Afghanistan (2001 to Present) — President George W. Bush
U.S. & Coalition Forces v. Taliban Regime in Afghanistan

Invasion of Iraq (2003 to 2010) — Presidents George W. Bush & Barack Obama
U.S. & Coalition Forces v. Iraq