Saturday, May 21, 2011

Armed Forces Day 2011

ARMED FORCES DAY
"UNITED IN STRENGTH"

MAY 21, 2011
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense.

See more information about Armed Forces Day HERE. If weather permits be sure to get your flag our and flying today!

3 comments that make my day!:

Missy said...

OMGosh!!! I can't believe I didn't know it was Armed Forces Day. How horrible of a Air Force wife am I? :) Thanks for sharing this. If you don't mind I think I will link up to your post to share with my readers as well.
Thank you!!!

Patti J said...

Thank you for mentioning this very forgotten, very important day! Hugs and blessings to you - have a great weekend!

Creative Mish said...

This is horrible but I didn't even know there was an Armed Forces Day. Thanks for the info