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According to the Distinguished Flying Cross Society, the Distinguished Flying Cross is a medal awarded to pilots who show bravery and distinction in aerial combat. As of 2014, this medal has been awarded to thousands of ... More »

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Proper flag flying etiquette in the United States includes flying in approved lighting and weather conditions, flying at the specified height and being raised and lowered properly. Flags may be flown at half-staff under ... More »

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Around 300,000 people cross the northern border with Canada each day, which equates to annual approximates of 39,254,000 crossings by Canadians into the United States (in 2009) and 20,213,500 crossings by Americans into ... More »

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To qualify for a Bronze Star, an individual must have distinguished himself from his comrades through an act of bravery, praiseworthy achievement or distinguished service. Any person granted the Bronze Star must have bee... More »

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To be eligible to join the VFW, or Veterans of Foreign Wars, a person must be a U.S. citizen who has served in the military honorably in an overseas conflict, received a campaign medal for overseas service, served 60 non... More »

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The Army Commendation medal is awarded for meritorious service or achievements and heroism. It can be earned by any member of the U.S. Armed Forces other than General Officers who served in a military role after Dec. 6, ... More »

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Recipients of the Bronze Star medal must have performed acts of heroism or merit in a conflict against an enemy of the United States or must have served meritoriously in a combat zone. It is given for actions not deemed ... More »

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