Armed Forces Day History
This observance dates back to August 31, 1949 when Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force Days.
This first Armed Forces Day celebrations were help on May 20, 1050 and was commemorated by parades, open houses, receptions, and air shows. It is now held on the third Saturday in May each year.
This purpose of Armed Forces Day is for citizens to come together to thank our military members for their service.
Here are a few quick facts about Armed Forces Day:
- 1962 – President John F. Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday
- The United States longest running city-sponsored Armed Forces Day Parade is held in Bremerton, Washington
- 2012 – Bremerton celebrated the 64th year of the Armed Forces Day Parade
More information can be found about Armed Forces Day here.
We here at Uniform Tactical Supply salute our brave men and women in uniform and we offer you our profound gratitude.