Memorial Day Observances

Memorial Day Observances

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May.  Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. (Southern ladies’ organizations and southern schoolchildren had decorated Confederate graves in Richmond and other cities during the Civil [...]

The Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941 – The Attack on Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor (called Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters (Operation Z in planning) and the Battle of Pearl Harbor) was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military [...]

Armed Forces

Letter from Student In Our Last Class (A Veteran Also)

To: CED Solutions Betsy, I wanted to send you and your staff a HUGE thank you for your hospitality along with the instructors knowledge of the Microsoft Triple cert experience.  I have to tell you my story and feel free to pass it along with other…Please keep my name reserved. I started my journey in mid July of 2011 looking for a job in the IT field with experience in the messaging and the mobile world without any certifications.  My family and I decided it was time for me to pursue [...]

George Custer

Today in Military History – Custer’s First Encounter

While protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, Custer and his 7th Cavalry clash for the first time with the Sioux Indians, who will defeat them three years later at Little Big Horn. During the previous two years, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry had not fought a single battle against the hostile Indians of the western Plains. Hungry for action, Custer was pleased when the 7th Cavalry was ordered to help protect a party of [...]

Shoshone Chiefs

Today in Military History – Treaty of Box Elder Signed

The Shoshone chief Pocatello signs the Treaty of Box Elder, bringing peace to the emigrant trails of southern Idaho and northern Utah. Pocatello was a Bannock Shoshone, one of the two major Shoshone tribes that dominated modern-day southern Idaho. Once a large and very powerful people, the Shoshone lost thousands to a smallpox epidemic in 1781. The fierce Blackfoot Indians took further advantage of the badly weakened Shoshone to push them off the plains and into the mountains. The [...]