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Rio Paralympics Start Tomorrow

After lots of negative publicity pre-Rio, the Rio Olympics turned out to once again be a great show of unbelievable athletic ability, spirit and comradeship. Another amazing games begins this week when the Paralympics begin on Wednesday. Paralympians compete in twenty different sports, including Archery, Rowing, Sitting Volleyball and Equestrian. There are also several wheelchair events including basketball, fencing, rugby and tennis. Two new sports that will appear for the first time are Paracanoe and the Paratriathlon.

The US Paralympic team has 222 athletes which includes 35 military veterans and active duty. The Rio Paralympic Games will be the largest yet with over 4300 athletes representing 176 countries. There are so many veterans who will compete in these games so be sure you tune in and support them. The games will run from September 7th to September 18th. NBC Sports Network will broadcast events every day. To read more about the Rio Paralympic games and the US Team, see TeamUSA.org.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day - Friday, September 16

U.S. Military service members present the colors during the National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo by Sgt. Richard DeWitt, U.S. Army. Public domain.

Every year National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the country on the third Friday in September. This day is one of six days that Congress has mandated that the POW/MIA flag must be flown. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency estimates that as of August 2016 there are more than "83,000 Americans missing from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War and the Gulf Wars/other conflicts." Over half of these were presumed to be lost at sea in the Asia-Pacific during WWII. Just as we honor the veterans who died so we could be free, we have to always remember those who not only never returned home, but their families may never know their final resting place. Make it a habit, to take the time to thank a veteran for their service.

Flags at Half Staff on Patriot Day

Display the U.S. flag in mourning at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 11th to honor and remember the 2,977 people who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

"Aim High...Fly-Fight-Win"

The United States Air Force Turns 69 on September 18. Happy Birthday honors from Glendale Parade Store.

Photos to Share

Thank you to Bill Ober for submitting these photos to us. He is carrying the Marine flag during the Memorial Day Parade in Northport, New York. The second photo is of New York's finest. His son is carrying the U.S. flag.

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