-- Martha McDevitt-Pugh, DA International Chair
DECEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR
December 1 – World AIDS Day "Remember and Commit"
December 1 – Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday
December 2 – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 9 – DA VMF Caucus Monthly Meeting, 14:00 EST Link
December 10 – Human Rights Day
December 11-12 – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 75th Anniversary
December 12 – International Universal Health Coverage Day
December 13 – U.S. National Guard Birthday The National Guard celebrates 385 years.
"On this date in 1636, the first militia regiments in North America organized in Massachusetts. The descendants of these first regiments – the 181st Infantry, the 182nd Infantry, the 101st Field Artillery, and the 101st Engineer Battalion of the Massachusetts Army National Guard – share the distinction of being the oldest units in the U.S. military."
December 18 – International Migrants Day
December 15 – Bill of Rights Day
December 16 – National Wreaths Across America
December 27 – International Day of Epidemic Preparedness
Upcoming DAG VMF Caucus Events: In May, Memorial Day at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg and the 80th Anniversary of D-Day at Omaha Beach in Normandy on June 6, 2024.
Are you interested in joining us at these events?
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We need your help to get every overseas American registered to vote!
Now, more than ever, we need to Get Out the Vote! The first thing to do in 2024 is to request your absentee ballot. Overseas U.S. citizens must request their absentee ballots every calendar year so that they can vote in all U.S. elections for which they are eligible in their home state. Make your absentee ballot request January 1st!
The NFL is expanding outside the U.S. and planning to have more games overseas which will be a great boost to the quality of life for Veterans and military families plus all the Americans who live overseas. Two home teams have been designated for Frankfurt–The Patriots and The Chiefs. Ahead of the Colts/Patriots game in Frankfurt this season, the NFL hosted a special “tailgate” event with active duty service members at Ramstein Air Base in partnership with USO. NFL Legends and cheerleaders joined fans in the celebration of Veterans Day, ahead of the last international game of 2023.