Armed ForceS DaY Y’all

Armed Forces Day

When : Third Saturday in May

This is simply a day to honor and salute! all of the men and women in all branches of the Service who protect our Country – meaning you and your loved ones.

They are called upon, sometimes at a moment’s notice to perform dangerous and oftentimes life threatening missions for freedom and country.

Once, however……..
Each branch of the military had their own day of celebration.
But, on August 31, 1949 ,Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day.

President Harry Truman also announced the holiday in a presidential proclamation on February 20, 1950.

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.

Fly those flags friends!
Red, white and blue alla wayyyyyy!

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22 Responses to “Armed ForceS DaY Y’all”

  1. Brooke says:

    Big salute!

  2. Gayle says:

    When 9/11 happened we had a tall flagpole erected in our yard, and always fly the American flag from it. Before then we flew the flag, but from a short pole off the front porch. After 9/11 we put in a twenty-foot pole.

    Thanks for reminding people about Armed Forces Day, Angel. It’s important! :)

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  4. Mike's America says:

    Thanks for the reminder!

  5. 123beta says:

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  6. Always On Watch says:

    Since the morning of 9/11, we’ve had the Amercian flag draped from the eaves of our front porch. The weather takes its toll, and an FBI agent, also a member of the American Legion, stops by every once in a while to give us a new flag. Our house fronts on a very busy road, so our flag is so visible.

    Long may she wave!

  7. ABF says:

    I salute them all as well….

  8. DL says:

    As an away from home kid during the Korean WWar I can tell you the best thing you can do for these guys and gals that are over there is a letter – about anything! It takes a moment, but is worth plenty.

    Good post Angel

  9. eyesallaround says:

    Happy Armed Forces Day!!! I remember on 911 aching for an American flag. They were no where to be found. Everyone was snatching them up as soon as they hit the store. We had one from my husband’s dad’s funeral (WWII vet), but didn’t want to unfold it for fear I couldn’t get it back together in the triangle shape. I did have a belt with the stars and stripes that I bought around 1972 in Great Falls MT, which I wore. It was really cute. I’m glad I hung on to it all these years. I remember the feeling though. I would have given anything to have a big flag. Now I have lots! Pins, stickers, shirts, sweaters and a big one hanging from our front balcony:>)

  10. basil's blog » Blog Archive » Picnic 2006-05-20 says:

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  11. ABF says:

    Armed Forces Day – May 20th USA…

    Angel reminds us of Armed Forces Day in the US. God Bless them all and keep them safe….

  12. TMH's Bacon Bits says:

    Armed Forces Day 2006…

    To the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and National Guard: THANK YOU for your profound sacrifice, in order to keep this nation and the world free.


  13. Lawman says:

    Thanks for the tribute Angel. Most of us do what we do out of a sense of patriotism and pride. It’s nice to know at least a few folks appreciate what we do each and every day to keep America the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.

    I’ve been on Active Duty for almost 17 years. I’m looking forward to retiring in a few years but saddened over leaving at the same time.

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  15. 123beta says:

    Ignoring The ACLU…

    Recently, a federal judge ordered Russell Co. High School officals and students not to include prayer in a graduation ceremony……

  16. A Rose By Any Other Name says:

    Armed Forces Day…

    This day was set aside in 1950 as a day to remember and thank our services members currently serving in the United States Armed Forces, thus making it different from Veteran’s Day….

  17. The Amboy Times says:

    Armed Forces Day…

  18. A Lady's Ruminations says:

    Armed Forces Day!…

    Today is a day to honor the men and women of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, who are keeping this country safe and free….

  19. Angel says:

    Wow…what a patriotic response..Thank y’alls! :)

  20. Ben USN (Ret) says:

    Good reminder!
    I salute all you warriors out there, fighting for our liberties, on all fronts! Thank-you for your service!

  21. VBGuru613 says:


    May you guys come home soon!!

    Keep up the good work!!

  22. middleclassguy says:

    I’m back.