This is simply a day to salute sharply to all of the men and women in all branches of the service who protect our country. They can be called upon at a moment's notice to perform a risky and perilous mission for freedom and country. They train diligently both physically and mentally so they will be prepared to prevail in any mission they face.

On August 31, 1949 then Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day. President Harry Truman also announced the holiday in a presidential proclamation on February 20, 1950.

All branches of the military were asked to celebrate on this day and they complied on the first Armed Forces Day, which was held the following year on May 20, 1950.

Peace n Kindness,

*Jack's Cleaner Bud fills the holiday bowl.