8 Historic Figures You Didn’t Know Were Veterans

Leonardo da Vinci

Harriet Tubman is well known for her work as an activist and abolitionist —but did you know she was also a spy for the Union Army? Despite being known as inventors, artists or philosophers, these eight individuals also served their countries as soldiers, sailors or Military volunteers.

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Celebrating The Month Of The Military Child

Military family homecoming

It’s not easy being a Military child.

Whether they’re waiting for a parent to return from abroad or changing schools for the second time in as many years, the children of American service members face a host of challenges.

That’s why in April, families and schools …keep reading

Desert Storm 25th Anniversary: A Veteran’s Thoughts

Fighter jet launching off aircraft carrier

This week marks 25 years since the start of the Persian Gulf War and Operation Desert Storm, the series of airstrikes that paved the way for a ground offensive. For Jon Thompson, Retired Fleet Master Chief and current director of GEICO’s Military Department, his deployment in Desert Storm was both …keep reading

The Wall That Heals

The Wall That Heals

For those who visit The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the experience can be overwhelming and emotional. The black granite memorial bears the names of more than 58,000 Vietnam War Veterans killed or missing in action during that war.

Since 1996, keep reading