May 15, 2012 by DODvClips
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. Armed Forces Day is observed on the third Saturday of May.
Land of the Free, because of the Brave! Thank YOU!!!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Armed Forces Day 2012
Posted by The Brat at 1:59 AM