Saturday, May 19, 2012

Armed Forces Day - May 19, 2012

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 the
Department of Defense.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this, Patrick. It is good we remember our military veterans and I appreciate you bringing it to our attention.