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Armed Forces Day.

Armed Forces Day was created in 1949 and its purpose is to pay tribute to those men and women who are currently serving in the 6 branches of the United States military.

There is a distinction between Armed Forces Day, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day.

Armed Forces Day is for those still in their uniform

Armed Forces Day Stock Illustrations – 6,283 Armed Forces Day Stock  Illustrations, Vectors & Clipart - Dreamstime

 

Veterans Day is for those who hung up their uniform

Veterans Day Essay | WVTF

 

Memorial Day is for those who never made it out of their uniform

The History of Memorial Day | ASOMF

 

We Salute All Who Have Served

Rules for Saluting US Flag | Military.com

 

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Love this post, Doug. I continue to be amazed at how many people don't understand the differences in these days.

Armed Forces Day

May 18, 2024 07:13 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

it is only appropriate to recognize the brave men and women that serve to protect our liberties.

May 18, 2024 09:10 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Doug, a big salute to all men and women who are, who have served for us!

May 18, 2024 09:21 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Doug,

Great post and so glad you spelled out the different distinctions. It saddens me to see so many who no clue and barely pay attention to the meaning of each special holiday we have for our heroes.

May 18, 2024 09:27 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
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Good Afternoon Michael Elliott 

Serving is a requirement of life. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of those I served with and those that perished in that service.

May 18, 2024 10:23 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Afternoon Wayne Martin 

The distinction is something that needs to be continuously repeated so it is not forgotten when the days come around each year.  

May 18, 2024 10:25 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
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Good Afternoon Kat Palmiotti 

You are most welcome. Some time ago we took a "gifts" survey at our church. The gift the Lord bestowed on me appears to be the gift of service. 

May 18, 2024 10:29 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
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Good Afternoon Nina Hollander, Broker 

These days it needs to be constantly explained until differences are ingrained in the psyche. We can never take our freedom for granted nor the ones that protect it.  

May 18, 2024 10:32 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
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Good Afternoon Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 and Right On!

Appreciation for receiving protection is something we all need to be diligent about.

May 18, 2024 10:35 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
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Good Afternoon Joan Cox 

Currently, about 1% of the population is serving in military service and according to PEW Research  about 6% of the population are classified as veterans.

May 18, 2024 10:39 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good AFternoon Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

It happens. Veterans and the military are not overtly looking to be lauded. A great many veterans wear our veterans ballcaps so we can identify and greet each other.

May 18, 2024 10:42 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Doug- thank you for sharing the distinction between the holidays. And thank you to the many men and women in the military who serve our great nation. 

May 18, 2024 04:51 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Doug Dawes our men and women of the armed forces deserve to be honored this day and everyday for the sacrifice each of them have made in serving our country.

May 18, 2024 05:18 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Doug Dawes thank you to all men and women served and serving our country. Happy Armed Forces Day to all!

May 18, 2024 08:28 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Kathy Streib 

For some reason the meaning of these days gets confused so it's important to always remind people 

May 19, 2024 06:14 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning George Souto 

A very important reply. They need to be remembered each and every day. Enjoy this Sunday

May 19, 2024 06:16 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Thank you John Pusa 

For a long time I've thought it would be a good idea that everyone serve 2 years in the military right after high school

May 19, 2024 06:17 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I hope that you had a wonderful Armed Forces Day and are enjoying the weekend to the fullest!

May 19, 2024 06:19 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Brian England 

I did enjoy the day and am now planing for Memorial Day. We have several events this week

May 19, 2024 06:23 AM
Andreed Chenz
Handy Dan - Benge, WA

The creation of Armed Forces Day in 1949 was a meaningful way for the nation to come together and express gratitude for the selfless dedication of our active-duty personnel. These individuals put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and block blast, and Armed Forces Day provides a dedicated opportunity to appreciate their service.

May 28, 2024 03:49 PM