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D-Day commemorates June 6, 1944, when Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. This was a time when a majority of the world’s nations were engaged in what was labeled as the deadliest conflict in human history. Minor Music takes a look back at the music of 1944. These are [...]

Logan

Memorial Day is celebrated in the United States every year on the last Monday of May. It is a federal holiday for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces. This unofficial start of summer is traditionally observed by decorating the graves of those who served (a practice which dates [...]

Presidents’ Day (celebrated on the third Monday in February), was originally established in 1885 in recognition of George Washington. The holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. Presidents’ Day is now [...]

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They are among the most recognizable marches of all time, but can you match the song title to its branch of service? Click through to find the answer… and while you’re there, add these mp3s to your patriotic playlist. The Air Force Song The Army Song The Navy Song The Marine Song The Coast Guard [...]

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The idea for the United States Marine Corps officially dates back to November 10, 1775, in of all places, a Philadelphia brew house at the corner of Water Street and Turn Alley. In the days that led to the American Revolution, a committee of the Continental Congress met to draft a resolution calling for two [...]

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In October of 1775,  members of the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia for a vote to fit out two sailing vessels. The goal was to intercept transports carrying munitions to the British army in America. At that time, many in congress considered this too bold a move. One member described the idea of building an [...]

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Labor Day is celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September. Origins of the holiday are traced back to 1872 when a parade was held in support of a strike by Toronto’s Typographical Union. In 1882, American union official Peter McGuire was asked to speak at a Canadian festival commemorating [...]

United States Air Force

  The United States Air Force was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947. Sure, we hope you’ll download the The Air Force Song and add it to your playlist, but take a few moments and visit the White House Blog , and [...]

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  Francis Scott Key was born August 1, 1779 to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy and John Ross Key of Frederick County, Maryland. He was an American lawyer (and amateur poet) infamously detained aboard a British Royal Navy ship at the Battle of Fort McHenry during The War of 1812. He is probably best known for [...]

July4

Looking to add a patriotic mix to your music collection? For lovers of this genre, we humbly submit our Top 5 picks for required listening. Undoubtedly, sometime during the cookouts and parades, you’ll wanna hear: 1. Stars and Stripes Forever was composed by John Philip Sousa, and is recognized as the official march of the [...]