Armed Forces Day Today, May 19-Thank One Of Our Military Heroes Today.

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Armed Forces Day: May 19th

 

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

 

While President John F. Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday in 1962, 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. The first official Armed Forces Day took place on May 20, 1950, and was themed “Teamed for Defense.” 

 

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

 

 

"Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces." 

... Charlie Dent

 

Thank you to military on Armed Forces Day

 

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Nina Hollander
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel ~  hi Alexandra... more people should remember that the price of freedom is indeed blood. I'd be tearing up as well if I were in your shoes having experienced what you did last November.

May 19, 2018 08:22 AM #15
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My hat's off you and your wife William Feela for doing this. Harder to recognize the vets in my town.

May 19, 2018 08:23 AM #16
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Hi there, Nina. Appreciate this so much. We lost a young nephew in Afghanistan several years ago. We think of him all the time, but especially on these special days. 

May 19, 2018 09:01 AM #17
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When I was a kid, it seems we recognized Armistice Day more than Armed Forces Day, but perhaps it is turning around now. There is so much more information to those of us who have never fought in a war and have so few family members we recall who did to understand exactly what is at risk.

May 19, 2018 09:09 AM #18
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Thanks for the reminder, I forgot all about this one and have other plans for tomorrow.

May 19, 2018 10:29 AM #19
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Nina our military service men and women deserve our respect and gratitude. 

May 19, 2018 03:10 PM #20
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Nina,

 Thanks for the reminder! I will have to thank my dad when I get home! Have a wonderful evening!

May 19, 2018 03:52 PM #21
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Hi Elizabeth... you and I grew up when what we know today as Veteran's Day was known as Armistice Day. To the day she died, my Mother called Veteran's Day by it's old name. I also think that because we grew up during a time when there was a draft we all knew more people who served, which is less the case now that it's an all volunteer military.

May 19, 2018 04:03 PM #22
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Will Hamm ~ hi Will... Armed Forces Day seems to get lost in our minds as my post said with Veteran's Day and Memorial Day being much more known.

May 19, 2018 04:04 PM #23
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert ~ hi Yolanda... and thank your Dad for his service from me, as well!

May 19, 2018 04:04 PM #24
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George Souto ~ hi George... our military does deserve our respect and our thanks and so much more, as do their families, who also "serve."

May 19, 2018 04:05 PM #25
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ~ hi Debb... so sad to hear about your nephew... as long as this war has been going on, it always still amazes me how few people I run into who know someone who served, much less paid the ultimate sacrifice. Of course, your family misses him, but I'm sure also remembers him with pride and love.

May 19, 2018 04:07 PM #26
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Thanks for the reminder -  Even though its on our calenders our local media seems to have forgotten to do a segment honoring or vets and this day.  I know that memorial day is coming up towards the end of the month.  But Arm Forces Day should be recognized.

May 19, 2018 04:23 PM #27
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Michele Cadogan ~ hi Michele... I don't believe our media has much interest in our military... they have no choice but to recognize Memorial Day because it's a three-day weekend, otherwise they'd probably ignore that, as well.

May 19, 2018 04:25 PM #28
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Living in a Military community (Minot Air Force Base being about 12 miles away) we greatly appreciate our troops every day Nina Hollander . The young people that make the base work are truly a blessing. When people bad mouth the youth of today they need to visit a base like MAFB and see how many wonderful young people we really have here.

May 19, 2018 04:37 PM #29
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Nina Hollander I wish our Military got more recognition. I just hate that we have so many Holiday sales that tend to get a lot more attention that Armistice Day or other days dedicated to our Veterans. 

May 19, 2018 07:39 PM #30
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Patricia Feager ~ amen to that, Patricia... just like the Christmas and Thanksgiving Day sales encroaching on what should simply be family holidays.

May 20, 2018 04:43 AM #31
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Bob "RealMan" Timm ~ good morning, Bob... you won't get any argument from me on this issue... the problem is that more Americans live far away from our bases and military than those who live close by and can see for themselves how wonderful these young soldiers are.

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I kept seeing flags flying at half staff and then realized late in the day it was Armed Forces Day. I knew it was something special.

May 20, 2018 07:36 PM #33
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Debbie Reynolds ~ hi Debbie... it really is a shame that Armed Forces Day flies below the radar for so many.

May 21, 2018 04:47 AM #34
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