Veterans Day was originally called:
- Armistice Day refers to day WWI ended. The name of the holiday was changed in 1954 in order to honor all U.S. veterans.
The first women to graduate from U.S. service academies graduated in:
- Since 1980, the percentage of each graduating class who are women has gradually increased. The most dramatic increase is in women graduates of the Coast Guard Academy?where, in the class of 1999, they represented almost a third of the graduates.
In 2001, what country had the
The first rank of enlisted personnel in the navy are called seamen recruits. What is thi ssame rank called in the air force?
- Recruits in the Army and Marines are called privates.
Which of these notable Americans is NOT buried in Arlington National Cemetary?
- President Teddy Roosevelt is buried in Oyster Bay, N.Y. More than 240,000 service members and their dependents are lain to rest in Arligton Cemetary. Other famous Americans buried there are presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy; Chief Justice Earl Warren, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall; explorers Robert Peary and Matthew Henson; civil rights leader Medgar Evers; band leader Glenn Miller; and mystery writer Dashiell Hammett.