Armed Forces Day isn’t a day to thank Veterans for their service, it’s a day for all of us to thank those who continue in their service to our country. If you haven’t done it yet, reach out to someone serving and offer your thanks. km
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days.
The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. (source US Department of Defense)