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.