United in Strength

 

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense.”

 

Go out and Celebrate our Armed Forces Today!  Check out listings for events happening near you! Send your pictures and stories of the day back here and we’ll post them for you. 

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