The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated in May, 1950, after unification of the various military services under the Dept of Defense. The theme of that event was “Teamed for Defense” – meant to increase the public’s awareness of the role of the military. It was also a day for the military to show its talents and equipment to the civilian population it protects.
The theme for Armed Forces Day in 2013 is “Strong and Resilient – Prepared to Meet Any Challenge”. So today we honor and acknowledge the people of the Armed Forces of the
and the many jobs they perform for our national security and defense. May God Bless the wonderful men and women who often put their lives on the line and serve our Nation. United States