Armed Forces Day 2018 is on Thursday, May 17, 2018: Armed Forces Day, and Veterans Day?
Thursday, May 17, 2018 is Armed Forces Day 2018. Several nations of the world hold an annual Armed Forces Day in honor of their military forces.
Several nations of the world hold an annual Armed Forces Day in honor of their military forces.
Armed Forces Day (formerly Veterans' Day) in the United Kingdom is an annual event celebrated in late June to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces.
They made Armed Forces Day to celebrate every branch... instead of each individual one on a different day...er... back in '50.. or '49..
Veteran's Day ... formerly Armistice Day ... was originally for honoring those who fought for their country during the World Wars, but obviously is a day for honoring EVERY man and woman that serves the country to keep us free.
what day is Armed forces day?
In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. The day was created in 1949, and was a result of the consolidation of the military services in the Department of Defense. It was intended to replace the separate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Days, but observance of these days, especially within each particular service, continues to this day. This year's is May 16th.
Who announced the creation of Armed Forces Day?
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department
In a speech announcing the formation of the day, President Truman "praised the work of the military services at home and across the seas" and said, "it is vital to the security of the nation and to the establishment of a desirable peace." In an excerpt from the Presidential Proclamation of Feb. 27, 1950, Mr. Truman stated:
Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by America's defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality. It is the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea, and air defense
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