Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Armed Forces Day!

Enjoy this creative little tribute to the day from Tikrit, Iraq!

Armed Forces Day was established by President Harry S. Truman, who led the effort to institute a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. This is aside from Memorial Day, which remembers those who died in service, and Veteran's Day, honoring those who served our nation already. In 1949, Armed Forces Day was established 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. So happy birthday, DoD! 

And thank you to all members of all branches of service, past and present. We honor you all!

Download this high-resolution poster to print out, courtesy of the Defense Department!


Rhonda Miller said...

Great video. Happy Armed Forces Day.

SuzAnn said...

great video and I appreciate the history lesson on the different holidays too. Thanks to our Armed Forces everywhere!