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Armed Forces Day: A celebration of the US military

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Armed Forces Day

First announced on Aug. 31, 1949, by the Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson and supported with a presidential proclamation on Feb. 20, 1950, by President Harry S. Truman, Armed Forces Day is a day to celebrate the United States military. Today, Armed Forces Day is observed on the third Saturday of May.

This year, honor Americans in uniform by flying the American flag at your home or consider starting a new tradition with your family by sending a care package to overseas military personnel.

Visit supportourtroops.org to learn more about sending care packages to service members overseas.

Kendra Parson, On 3 Public Relations

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