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Saturday is Armed Forces Day

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:01pm

Saturday, Americans will pay respect and gratitude to all military members and their families on Armed Forces Day.

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace individual Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days celebrations.

As a result, Armed Forces Day is a single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the U.S. Department of Defense.

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