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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day salutes all of the men and women in every branch of military service, who protect our country. We must recognized that they can be called upon at a moment's notice to perform a risky and perilous mission for freedom and country. They train diligently, both physically and mentally, so they will be prepared to prevail in any mission they face.

Just how did it all begin? Well, each branch of the military had their own day of celebration. But, on August 31, 1949, the Secretary of Defense, Louis Johnson, announced the creation of Armed Forces Day, which would take place on the third Saturday of May each year. All branches of the military were asked to celebrate on this day, and they complied on the first Armed Forces Day, which was held the following year on May 20, 1950.

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