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Armed Forces Day in Wimberley, Texas
Armed Forces Day
Saturday May 17th



 

"This is the day on which we have the welcome opportunity to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces ... to all the individuals who are in the service of their country all over the world. Armed Forces Day won't be a matter of parades and receptions for a good many of them. They will all be in line of duty and some of them may give their lives in that duty." 
-New York Times, May 14, 1952



"O
n August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense."
- From the U.S. Department of Defense -

Learn more of the history, view the fascinating Photo Archive, and visit the webhomes of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

 

Click for history The history of Armed Forces Day 
Click for photographs and images Photo and image archive at Defense Link 
Click to visit The Navy The United States Navy
Click to visit The Army The United States Army
Click to visit the Air Force The United States Air Force
Click to visit the Marine Corps The United States Marine Corps

 


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