Armed Forces Day


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TODAY, BEING ANOTHER PART OF MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH, IS CALLED ARMED FORCES DAY.

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THE FIRST ARMED FORCES DAY WAS CELEBRATED 29 MAY 1950 (one month before the start of the Korean War).  ARMED FORCES WEEK BEGINS ON THE 2ND SATURDAY OF MAY AND ENDS THRU THE 3RD SATURDAY.  Due to their unique schedules, the NATIONAL GUARD & THE RESERVE units may celebrate this at any time during the month.

Col. Don Campbell & members of the US Army 4th Infantry, 9 April 2008 (Hussein capture) Col. Don Campbell & members of the US Army 4th Infantry, 9 April 2008 (Hussein capture)

PRESIDENT DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER, 1953 –  “Today let us, as Americans, honor the American fighting man.  For it is he – the soldier, the sailor, the Airman, the Marine – who has fought to preserve freedom.”

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If you do NOT normally fly your flag everyday, make this day one that you do!  Even a small one sitting in your window shows your heartfelt…

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    • I am sure they will. At least one subject all Americans can agree on. (sorry just been reading comments about that American Spring thing on the washington post site, Republicans and Democrats fighting on a forum?….priceless if you are from the Netherlands like me)

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