Is A National Proclamation
Armed Forces Day is set aside for us to give recognition and appreciation to those who are presently serving in all the different branches of service. Catch these facts and quotes: “The creation of Armed Forces Day was announced on August 31, 1949 by Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson. It was meant to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days.” General George Washington said, “One of the best ways to keep peace is to be prepared for war.” “As of September 2013, there are 1,387,493 personal serving in active duty in the United States. As of September 2011, there were just over 214,000 women serving in active duty. That is 14.6% of all active duty personal.”
In 1999 Senator John McCain introduced legislation to designate the month of May, National Military Appreciation Month. Both the Senate and House of Representatives adopted resolutions calling Americans to recognize and honor U.S. Service Members. These proclamations also urge the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe the six national observances.
Loyalty Day: May 1rst. kicks off the Nation’s month-long celebration of military appreciation. It is a day set aside for the affirmation of loyalty to the United States and to reflect on the proud heritage of our American freedom.
Public Service Recognition Week: Known as PSRW Celebrated the first week in May. A time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.”
Victory in Europe Day: May 08, 1945 is the day the Germans throughout Europe unconditionally surrendered to WWII Allies.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day: Traditionally set on the Friday before Mother’s Day – A day to honor military spouses. Communities are to have ceremonies and activities. Recognizing the important role our military families play in keeping our Armed Forces strong and our country safe.
Armed Forces Day: The theme for 2015, ‘Honor Those Who Have Answered the Call to Serve.’ On the third Saturday of the month of May. A single day for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. Honoring everyone in the U.S. Military Branches.
Memorial Day: A Federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May. A remembrance of our veterans, commemorating the men and women who died while in military service.
God, thru government has proclaimed to the resident of the U.S.A. make time to show appreciation to men and women who serve in all the military branches for the protection of this country.