Armed Forces Day!
In honor of Armed Forces Day, I’m skipping my usual little quiz thingie. I looked for some kind of military quiz but could only find political ones, and they didn’t suit my purpose.
So without further ado, I would like to offer my salute to all the people in all of our military branches today. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your dedication and service. You are what makes America the free nation that it is.
If you would like to do more for our military personnel, please check out this site! Operation Gratitude
By eHow Holidays & Celebrations Editor
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President Harry Truman proclaimed the first Armed Forces Day (AFD) on May 20, 1950. Every year since then, on the third Saturday in May we’ve honored the men and women who have served in uniform – in war and in peace – since the nation’s founding. AFD will celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 20, 2000.
Attend an Armed Forces Day open house at a military base near you. Talk to the men and women on duty. Ask questions. Learn what it’s like to serve these days.
Go to an Armed Forces Day Scout Blast. If you don’t have a scout in the family, find a friend who does and tag along. You’ll see things like pinewood derbies, Civil and Revolutionary War reenactments, sports competitions, fireworks displays, kite flying, rock climbing, hang-glider and dog-team demonstrations.
Contribute to the preservation of an historic fort near you. Pitch in at a cleanup, volunteer to help out at the next holiday celebration, or simply pop a check in the mail.
Honor the spirit of today’s all-volunteer military by lending a hand yourself. Join a literacy group and teach people to read. Sign on to help in a disaster-relief project. Help dish up food at your local soup kitchen. Give blood.
Tips & Warnings
To find out what’s going on in your area this Armed Forces Day, check your local paper, or call the Public Information Office at your closest military installation.