The United States Was Called The United Colonies Until Sept. 9, 1776
Contrary to popular belief, the United States was officially named on Sept. 9, not July 4.
Master Sgt. Brendan O'Connor, 7th Special Forces Group (A) Operational Detachment Alpha, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during a ceremony at Bank Hall, Fort Bragg, N.C., April 30 for heroic actions during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Green Beret Who Crawled 90 Yards Under Heavy Fire To Save His Men
Sgt. 1st Class Brendan O’Connor crawled through a 14-inch ditch under heavy fire to save his injured men.
President George H.W. Bush inspects a TBM Avenger aircraft at the Naval Air Station Pensacola Museum in Pensacola, Fla., March 1, 1992.
72 Years Ago, Former President George H.W. Bush Almost Died In World War II
Former President George H.W. Bush escaped a terrible fate as a naval aviator in the hands of the Japanese on Chichi Jima.
French train attack
UNSUNG HEROES: The 3 Americans Who Stopped An Armed Gunman On A Train In France
Two American servicemen and their friend wrestled and incapacitated a gunman aboard a train in France.
Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester, vehicle commander, 617th Military Police Company, Richmond, Ky., stands at the position of attention before receiving the Silver Star at an awards ceremony at Camp Liberty, Iraq, June 16, 2005.
6 Women Who Fought In Direct Combat In Iraq And Afghanistan
These women served honorably and bravely in a complex war in Iraq and Afghanistan without frontlines.
Staff Sgt. Zachary Rubart
UNSUNG HEROES: The Combat-Decorated Marine Who Sprang Into Action When The Washington Navy Yard Was Attacked
Staff Sgt. Zachary Rubart mobilized a quick reaction force in response to the 2013 Washington Navy Yard shooting.
A visitor gazes at the 2,977 painted squares, one for each victim of the Sept. 11 attacks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, July 21, 2015.
Here’s What It’s Like To Visit The 9/11 Memorial Museum
As a millennial, I thought I remembered Sept. 11, 2001. The 9/11 Memorial Museum proved me wrong.