Armed Forces Day

May 20, 2011 by USA Post 

Armed Forces DayArmed Forces Day, Saturday is Armed Forces Day with the slogan “United in strength.” The idea of?? President Harry S. Truman, who wanted to establish a single holiday in which Americans could meet members of service and honor to serve the United States, headed the party.

Until the creation of the Armed Forces Day was announced on August 31, 1949, branches of the armed forces held their separate vacations. The Marine Corps League Marine Corps maintains the day, but it is also compatible with the Day of the Armed Forces. This Armed Forces Day unified also coincided with the unification of the military services in one department – the Department of Defense, according to the Department of Defense.

Truman Presidential Proclamation on February 27, 1950, said:

“Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by the team of U.S. defense of its progress, under the Homeland Security Act, to achieve the goal of being ready for any eventuality.’s the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea and air defense. ”

The foundation was described by the Department of Defense as an “educational program for the civilian population” in order to raise awareness about the military.

“It was a day for the military to show” state of the art equipment and the civilian population they were protecting. And it was a day to honor and recognize people from the Armed Forces of the United States. “According to the website of the Department of Defense.

Here are some quotes on military service to country as shown in and

“He loves his country best who strives to do better.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

“From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.” – Thomas Jefferson

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – is the size of the fight in the dog.” – Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

“In war, no soldiers unharmed.” – José Narosky

“Silent gratitude is not much use to anyone.” – G.B. Stern

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