Armed Forces Day is a national celebration held annually in the United States on the third Saturday of May. This day honors those who currently serve in the U.S. military, and was established in 1949 by President Harry S. Truman to replace holidays that recognized each branch of the military separately.
This year, on May 20, Armed Forces Day is a time to recognize the sacrifices and dedication of military members and a chance for Americans to show their appreciation and support for those who serve their country.
Celebrated with various events and activities across the country, many cities and towns hold parades, air shows, and military displays. It is also a common practice for businesses to offer discounts or special deals for active-duty members and veterans on this day.
In addition, we pay tribute to the families of service members. The sacrifices made by family members are often overlooked but are just as important. Family members of military personnel often endure long periods of separation, frequent moves, and other hardships that come with military life.
We owe a debt of gratitude to those who serve and to their families. Happy Armed Forces Day...and, THANK YOU!