May 20th Is Armed Forces Day - Thank Someone Who Has Served

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The third Saturday of each May is Armed Forces Day.  Today honors everyone serving in the United States military branches -- Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy.

 

President John F. Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday in 1962, however it was President Harry S. Truman, who began the effort to set aside a day to recognize the service of our armed forces. In 1949,  Armed Forces Day was established to replace individual Army, Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and Air Force Days. Armed Forces Day ends the observance of Armed Forces Week, which begins the second Saturday in May.

 

Armed Forces Day seems to be a holiday that seems to fall "under the radar," as compared with Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. But please take this opportunity to observe Armed Forces Day and Week by thanking a member of our brave military for their patriotism, their heroism, their service, and their sacrifice. There is a very true saying that "heroes don't wear capes, they wear dog tags."

 

 

 

 

 

"Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier."

 

... Zell Miller

 

 

"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose and that is the path of surrender or submission."

 

... John F. Kennedy

 

Thank you to military on Armed Forces Day

 

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Jeff Dowler ~ hi Jeff... I agree that this video was heart wrenching. Just heard Vice President Spence's speech for Armed Forces Day and it was super.

May 20, 2017 01:22 PM #32
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel ~ hi Alexandra and Ron... what a wonderful cause for your clients to support. RE/MAX does a lot of work on behalf of veterans and the military and we can contibute to those causes from each commission.

May 20, 2017 01:23 PM #33
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Hi Nina- I couldn't agree more!  I forgot to tape Vice President Pence's speech as we were out but I'm sure I can catch it in the news. 

May 20, 2017 01:49 PM #34
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I didn't realize it was armed forces day. Thank you so everyone who served! Love and light!

May 20, 2017 03:09 PM #35
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Thank you for this outstanding message. We can never thank our Armed Forces enough.

May 20, 2017 03:15 PM #36
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Kathy Streib ~ I had the tv on while I was doing some things in the kitchen when his speech came on... otherwise, I'd have missed it too.

May 21, 2017 04:06 AM #37
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Patricia Feager ~ my point exactly, Patricia. These people write a blank check to us with their lives... how can we not show gratitude?

May 21, 2017 04:07 AM #38
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Laura Cerrano ~ hi Laura... as my post said, this is a day that often falls under the radar, although this year it seems it's gotten a bit more play than in prior years.

May 21, 2017 04:08 AM #39
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I did not realize I missed it... And my son is in the Navy and I spent 20 in as well.  These men and women do make great sacrifices and should be thanked every day!

May 21, 2017 05:44 AM #40
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC ~ hi Gary... here I am, one day late, now thanking you and your son for your service!

May 21, 2017 05:45 AM #41
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A day not pubiicized enough ....at least in our area.

May 21, 2017 06:08 AM #42
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson ~ hi Sally and David... here, too, I'm afraid. Way to low key for my taste.

May 21, 2017 06:50 AM #43
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Thank you for the reminder Nina. It should be more front and center, and sadly it is not.

May 21, 2017 01:56 PM #44
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR ~ hi Richard... I'm totally with you on making these kinds of holidays more front and center, as you say. Our military personnel deserve all the recognition and thanks they can get.

May 21, 2017 02:13 PM #46
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I don't think we had one of these in England but my Dad served for most of his adult life in the Royal Air Force.

May 22, 2017 07:51 AM #47
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker ~ hi Corrine, well, your Dad should also be thanked for his service.

May 22, 2017 08:28 AM #48
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Have a long line of military people to thank Nina Hollander for their sacrifuice and service. Appreciate your post and agree, the military is completely on a volunteer basis!

May 22, 2017 08:35 AM #49
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The life of our solder must be remembered and give them an honor because he born to die on behalf of our country. Thanks for this blog! 

May 25, 2017 08:21 PM #50
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin ~ and now we have another opportunity this weekend to remeber thoses who gave their lives for us.

May 26, 2017 09:46 AM #51
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M SQUARE ~ I feel very strongly about recognizing the service of our military. I remember only too well how Viet Nam vets were spat upon and we can never let that happen again.

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