15
May
2021
Secaucus
NJ
United States of America

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 held annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a time to honor the men and women who currently serve in the armed forces in the United States.



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