Maritime Day

National Maritime Day is May 22nd

Honoring the maritime industry for their dedication.  The American steamship Savannah set sail from Georgia to England in 1819 to make the first transoceanic voyage and accomplished the feat with steam power, beginning a new age of transportation via ship. In 1933, the United States Congress declared May 22nd would... Read more

Peace Officers Memorial Day

American Flags at Half-Staff for Peace Officer Memorial Day & National Police Week 2012 Today, May 15, 2012, in the United States is the merriment of Peace Officers Memorial Day.  Today we pay tribute to local, State, and Federal peace officers.  Peace Officers Memorial Day was established on October 1,... Read more

LA state flag

Happy birthday Louisiana!

Happy Birthday Louisiana! The state has now been part of the union for 200 years. 200 years ago today, April 30th, 1812 Louisiana was admitted into the Union.  Before Louisiana became the 18th state, it was part of the Territory of Orleans. The Louisiana state flag displays the state bird, the Eastern... Read more