Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Armed Forces Day

 

I will be leaving for another dog transport on Thursday and I will not be back until late Saturday, so I want to take this time to remind you that Saturday, May 16th, is Armed Forces Day.

The day was created by President Harry S. Truman in 1949, as a result of the consolidation of the military services into the Department of Defense. The resolution was intended to have one day each year to celebrate those past and present in the service of their country and to replace the separate Army (June 14, 1775), Navy (Oct 13, 1775), Air Force (Sept 18, 1947), Marine Corps (Nov 10, 1775), and Coast Guard (Aug 4, 1790) Days. However, observance of these days continues within each of the particular services.

So in honor of this day, if you see a veteran, women give him some, men buy him a beer or coke or a cup of coffee or give him/her a slap on the back. Or just tell him/her thanks. You know which one I prefer.
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6 comments:

Christine said...

Yeah..giving a little nookie is the least I can do for our soldiers! Especially if they are young, muscular and I can chase them down...

e.Craig Crawford said...

It's a guess .. but I'm thinkin' you're a "slap on the back" kind of guy.

AirmanMom said...

great reminder, in a quirky sort of way :)
Be safe!
~AM

Brother Dave said...

Happy "Armed Forces Day" everyone.

John said...

I just found you when I asked ASK about Frank E Evans -- I a trying to find out what Japan ports she visit on 1960 cruise. I was on and enjoyed 5 very special People to People visits.
Your recounting the night of the Evans saga was very interesting reading. I thought the conn was held bythe JOD and the OOD was trying to write the log.
In any case, tose two should never have gotten away. Both as criminal as you can get and a real lousy portrayal of US Officers.
Jane Fonda should have been shot and those two should have been in court and then to Lebanworth.
J Lucas The LTJG ASW OFF on USS Frank E Evans DD754 1960 to 1963 - the very best ship.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.