Saturday, May 17, 2008

Honoring the Brave on U.S. Armed Forces Day

A French friend of ours has published a tribute to U.S. Armed Forces Day (which is today, May 17, 2008). To show our appreciation, we have reprinted it here in English. See the original in French here, along with some great pictures of American women serving in the U.S. military.

Support American Soldiers blog posts the following:

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 day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense.

On this day of dedication, our blog wishes to recognize and support the American women who serve with courage in the armed forces. They represent 15% overall, and many are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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