Today Is Armed Forces Day: A Chance To Thank Veterans

Established in 1949, Armed Forces Day provides an opportunity for people all over the world to come together and thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Courtesy photo

MILITARY News:

Today is Armed Forces Day. This special holiday creates an opportunity for people all over the world to come together and thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

First conceived by President Harry S. Truman, the holiday was established in 1949.

Providing a single day celebration for all five branches of the United States military made sense due to its recent unification under the Department of Defense.

Today, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every May, this year falling on May 15. 

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