January 9, 2019 – National Law Enforcement Day

January 9th, 2019 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. It is a great day to thank officers for their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their families as they serve across our nation.

WSFA has a video on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Take the time to thank a law enforcement member today.

The author, Carl Buhler, is an Air Force veteran.

Colonial Williamsburg during the Holiday Season

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Image by Brett Sayles

The holiday season at Colonial Williamsburg is a time of fun, exploration and adventure.  Wrapped around beautiful sights, interactive events and history, a visit to Colonial Williamsburg is bound to be an adventure one will never forget.

Colonial Williamsburg is an immersive 18th-century experience, made even more wonderful during the holiday season.  Visitors who explore during this time of the year will be able to see Christmas decorations, skate on the ice rink, dine at incredible restaurants, shop and explore. Additionally, visitors can hear locals from the 18th century discuss life during the winter and how they prepare for the cold winters. There are also a number of special events throughout the holiday season. For more information on these events, please visit the Colonial Williamsburg online calendar here.

For additional excitement, visitors can head to Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town which is open now through Jan 5, 2019.

The author, US Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler is the CEO of Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing aerospace, production, manufacturing, and defense consulting services. Carl enjoys history and enjoys visiting Colonial Williamsburg.  He is a member of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

National Day of the Deployed

Photo by Carl Buhler deployedOctober 26 is the National Day of the Deployed and is a day to honor all of the men and woman who have been deployed, are sacrificing, or have sacrificed their lives in defense of the United States.  Additionally, this is a day to acknowledge and celebrate the families who are separated from their loved ones due to deployments.  All 50 states officially observe the day as of 2012.

According to the National Day Calendar at www.nationaldaycalendar.com, “Shelle Michaels Aberle founded National Day of the Deployed in 2006. Ms. Aberle approached then North Dakota Governor John Hoeven for support of a North Dakota Proclamation for the day. Governor Hoeven was the first governor in the United States to recognize deployed troops in a formal proclamation. October 26 was chosen by Aberle’s cousin, Bottineau, ND native LTC David Hosna who was deployed to Iraq from Kaiserslautern, Germany.  October 26 is the date of Hosna’s birthday.”

There are many ways to increase knowledge and understanding of those deployed and their families, such as donating to a veteran’s organization, sending care packages to those deployed, contacting veteran’s groups to see how you can help, or even using the #DayOfTheDeployed social media hashtag.

The author, US Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler, is currently the CEO of Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing consulting services to the aerospace, production, manufacturing, and defense industries. An advocate for veterans, Carl maintains an affiliation with several military and veteran support organizations.