“Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by America’s defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality. It is the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea, and air defense”.
Saturday, May 19, 2012 is Armed Forces Day. Let us all take a moment to appreciate the many men and women who serve in the US Military today.
Read more about the history of Armed Forces Day here: http://www.defense.gov/afd/history.aspx.