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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

This Week in History: At Wars End

The first week in September is a seemingly popular week to end wars as the signing of the Treaty of Paris (1783) which marked the end of the Revolutionary War occurred on September the 3rd and on September the 2nd, 1945 the Japanese formally surrendered aboard the USS Missouri marking the end of WWII. We have a love for all things history, especially when it pertains to the military so here are a few things you might not have known about the two events.

Benjamin West's Unfinished Painting
Treaty of Paris (1783):
  1. At the start of negotiates between the United States and Great Britain, 2 of the representatives chosen by the U.S. weren’t able to participate in the negotiations; Thomas Jefferson hadn’t left the U.S. early enough and Henry Laurens was being held prisoner in the Tower of London until the wars end.
  2. Benjamin Franklin initially wanted the Province of Quebec to be part of the United States in the hopes that the U.S. would encompass all of North America but that proposal was promptly dismissed.
  3. Benjamin West was tasked with painting the delegates present during the Treaty of Paris but the British delegation refused to sit for the painting and so it was never completed, picturing only the American delegation.
V-J Day:
  1. The formal surrender from the Japanese, marked as V-J Day, was the second V-Day, or Victory Day, of the war. V-E Day, marking the Allies victory in Europe was on May the 8th of that year.
  2. V-J Day was actually celebrated twice, on August 15th when Japan surrendered to the United Nations and on September 2nd when they formally surrendered. The famous image of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square occurred on the first V-J Day.
  3. WWII actually started the same week it officially ended; it began September 1st, 1939 and ended 6 years and 1 day later.


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Friday, August 21, 2015

Congratulations To Rothco's 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Each year, Rothco takes pride in awarding two scholarships to deserving local students, to assist with college tuition and books.  The scholarship – named after Jeff Galloway, a much loved and respected former Rothco employee who did not have the benefit of college, and whose life ended tragically – is intended to allow students who would not otherwise be able to attend college, to fulfill their potential and create a better future for themselves and their families.

This year, Rothco had an unprecedented 8 applicants for our scholarship!  And in true Rothco tradition, we decided to sponsor all 8 students!  Our scholarship recipients will be attending college in the fall, at institutions as close as Suffolk Community College on Long Island, and as far away as Colorado!

Some of the recipients pictured alongside Jeff Galloway - the namesake of the scholarship fund (pictured 1st Row 2 Pic)

It is with great pride in their past successes, and great hope for their future success, that we congratulate:
  • Meliha Bademci (pictured 1st row, 3 pic)
  • Kyra Nyholm-Sage
  • Thomas Lowth (pictured 2nd row,3 pic)
  • Nachela Thornton
  • Jerel Gooting
  • Angelith Usuga (pictured 2nd row, 2 pic)
  • Maleik Pessoa (pictured 1nd row, 1 pic)
  • Kassi Darsoo (pictured 2nd row, 1 pic)

Our scholarship program is one of the most rewarding projects we sponsor here at Rothco. We look forward to following the journeys of each of our scholarship recipients.
 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tis The Season for Shemaghs




When you think of Shemaghs, you think Rothco. Rothco has one of the largest selections of these tactical scarves out there and this fall we are introducing even more styles and colors to choose from.

Did you know .... 

  • Rothco currently has OVER 50 different Shemaghs to choose from
  • This fall we are we are introducing 9 New Colors 
  • We carry several different patterned shemaghs including Crossed Rifles, Spartan, Gadsden Flag and more! 
With all those styles to choose from, its a good thing a shemagh is such a versatile item





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