Armed Forces Day 2016 - Thank you all, past and present!
To all #USNavy guardians of freedom and our brothers and sisters in arms in the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, United States Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard - you are appreciated on this Armed Forces Day and everyday!
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 separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.
May you all be safe from harms way and continue to serve the United States of America with honor and pride. Special thanks to our daughter-in-law who is currently serving in the Navy, much love and respect!