Armed Forces Day Today, May 19-Thank One Of Our Military Heroes Today.

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Armed Forces Day: May 19th

 

The third Saturday of each May celebrates Armed Forces Day.  This day honors everyone serving in the United States military branches -- Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy. 

 

While President John F. Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday in 1962, it was President Harry S. Truman, who began the effort to set aside a day to recognize the service of our armed forces. In 1949,  Armed Forces Day was established to replace individual Army, Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and Air Force Days. The first official Armed Forces Day took place on May 20, 1950, and was themed “Teamed for Defense.” 

 

Armed Forces Day seems to be a holiday that seems to fall "under the radar," as compared with Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. But please take this opportunity to observe Armed Forces Day and Week by thanking a member of our brave military for their patriotism, their heroism, their service, and their sacrifice. There is a very true saying that "heroes don't wear capes, they wear dog tags."

 

 

 

 

 

"Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier."

 

... Zell Miller

 

 

"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose and that is the path of surrender or submission."

 

... John F. Kennedy

 

 

"Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces." 

... Charlie Dent

 

Thank you to military on Armed Forces Day

 

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (38)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thanks for the reminder, I forgot all about this one and have other plans for tomorrow.

May 19, 2018 10:29 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina our military service men and women deserve our respect and gratitude. 

May 19, 2018 03:10 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Nina,

 Thanks for the reminder! I will have to thank my dad when I get home! Have a wonderful evening!

May 19, 2018 03:52 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Elizabeth... you and I grew up when what we know today as Veteran's Day was known as Armistice Day. To the day she died, my Mother called Veteran's Day by it's old name. I also think that because we grew up during a time when there was a draft we all knew more people who served, which is less the case now that it's an all volunteer military.

May 19, 2018 04:03 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Will Hamm ~ hi Will... Armed Forces Day seems to get lost in our minds as my post said with Veteran's Day and Memorial Day being much more known.

May 19, 2018 04:04 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert ~ hi Yolanda... and thank your Dad for his service from me, as well!

May 19, 2018 04:04 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto ~ hi George... our military does deserve our respect and our thanks and so much more, as do their families, who also "serve."

May 19, 2018 04:05 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ~ hi Debb... so sad to hear about your nephew... as long as this war has been going on, it always still amazes me how few people I run into who know someone who served, much less paid the ultimate sacrifice. Of course, your family misses him, but I'm sure also remembers him with pride and love.

May 19, 2018 04:07 PM
Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

Thanks for the reminder -  Even though its on our calenders our local media seems to have forgotten to do a segment honoring or vets and this day.  I know that memorial day is coming up towards the end of the month.  But Arm Forces Day should be recognized.

May 19, 2018 04:23 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Michele Cadogan ~ hi Michele... I don't believe our media has much interest in our military... they have no choice but to recognize Memorial Day because it's a three-day weekend, otherwise they'd probably ignore that, as well.

May 19, 2018 04:25 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Living in a Military community (Minot Air Force Base being about 12 miles away) we greatly appreciate our troops every day Nina Hollander . The young people that make the base work are truly a blessing. When people bad mouth the youth of today they need to visit a base like MAFB and see how many wonderful young people we really have here.

May 19, 2018 04:37 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander I wish our Military got more recognition. I just hate that we have so many Holiday sales that tend to get a lot more attention that Armistice Day or other days dedicated to our Veterans. 

May 19, 2018 07:39 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Patricia Feager ~ amen to that, Patricia... just like the Christmas and Thanksgiving Day sales encroaching on what should simply be family holidays.

May 20, 2018 04:43 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bob "RealMan" Timm ~ good morning, Bob... you won't get any argument from me on this issue... the problem is that more Americans live far away from our bases and military than those who live close by and can see for themselves how wonderful these young soldiers are.

May 20, 2018 04:44 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I wouldn't argue with you on any issue Nina Hollander  my love, why would I want to take up the wrong side? 

May 20, 2018 05:23 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I kept seeing flags flying at half staff and then realized late in the day it was Armed Forces Day. I knew it was something special.

May 20, 2018 07:36 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Debbie Reynolds ~ hi Debbie... it really is a shame that Armed Forces Day flies below the radar for so many.

May 21, 2018 04:47 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, I missed this one, but always thank those serving for us in any branch of our armed forces.

May 21, 2018 05:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox ~ hi Joan... shame that this holiday falls so much under the public's radar.

May 21, 2018 05:24 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It doesn't fsll under my radar however my community gave me a problem with installing a flag pole Nina Hollander 

May 21, 2018 11:57 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, ~ hi Paul... I think lots of communities have issues with flag poles... fortunately, I live in one that encourages those attached to the front porches and encourages people flying their flags, in general, and especially on days like this.

May 22, 2018 03:53 AM