Christian Author: Nancy W. Boyer

Armed Forces Day in the United States

A Thank you to our Armed Service 

In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May.

First observed on 20 May 1950, the day was created on 31 August 1949, to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches under the Department of Defense.

  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S Marine Corps
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Coast Guard

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The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions and air shows. In 1962,President John. F. Kennedy  established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday. The United States’ longest running city-sponsored Armed Forces Day Parade is held in Bremerton, Washington.  They will celebration 65 years this year.  

Fly your flag this weekend and remember to thank our service men and women wherever they have served.   They have given so much…time away from families….their health and their limbs and in many cases the ultimate sacrifice.      They are the ones who are called upon when our country’s freedom is threatened.   They are our Armed Forces.    There are not enough words to thank them.

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