August 29 - Marine Forces Reserve Birthday
Sept 2 - V-J Day
Seot 11 - Patriot Day
Sept 18 - U.S. Air Force 71st Birthday
Sept 18 - Office of SECDEF 71st Birthday
Sept 21 - National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sept 30 - Gold Star Mother’s Day
September 20 1565 - Pedro Menendez of Spain wipes out the French at Fort Caroline, in FL
1604 - After a 2-year siege, the Spanish retake Ostend, the Netherlands, from the Dutch
1853 - The Allies defeat the Russians at the Battle of Alma on the Crimean Peninsula
1863 - Union troops under George Thomas prevent the Union defeat at Chickamauga from becoming a rout, earning him the nickname "the Rock of Chickamauga"
1984 - A suicide car bomber attacks the US embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 22
2000 - The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building in London is attacked by an unidentified group using an RPG-22 anti-tank missile
2001 - Bush 43, addressing a joint session of Congress, declares a "war on terror"
2008 - A truck loaded with explosives detonates by Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 45 & injuring 226
2011 - US military ends its "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy & allows gay men & women to serve openly