First military engagements of the American Revolutionary War
The battles of Lexington, Concord, near Boston.
The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen of its colonies on the mainland of North America.
oday is National Medal of Honor Day! The first Medals of Honor were presented on March 25, 1863.
To commemorate this date and all Medal of Honor recipients, Congress declared March 25th as National Medal of Honor Day.
The Medal of Honor is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity.” This National Medal of Honor Day, we remember the courage and selfless sacrifice of those incredible individuals. 3,498 have been awarded the Medal of Honor and today there are 75 Living Recipients of the Medal of Honor.
To learn more about the Medal of Honor, visit the Congressional Medal of Honor Society website: http://www.cmohs.org/
Feb 11, 2010
The US military used a laser gun aboard a Boeing 747 jumbo jet to shoot down a missile near Point Mugu, Ventura County, Ca.
The airborne laser program began in 1996 and has cost billion of dollars.