feeds

Search: English / USA | Buscar en Espaņol | Benutzerdefinierte Suche | Nederlands Zoeken | Recherche personnalisée | カスタム検索 | 自定义搜索 | Italiano Ricerca personalizzata | Поиск

PoliticalAction.com | Sustainable Living | Climate Change Study


Skip navigation links
Updated: 3 December 2008
Find an event
Submit an event
History
Contact Us
After Action Report
More Features
Armed Forces Day
Saturday, May 17, 2008

2006 Armed Forces Day

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.