National Armed Forces Day

May 15, 2021

What Is National Armed Forces Day?

This day pays tribute to the military personnel serving in the United States Armed Forces.

When Is National Armed Forces Day?

The Armed Forces are celebrated on the third Saturday in May.

History Of National Armed Forces Day

In 1949, Armed Forces Day was created to replace separate honorific days for each of the branches of the United States Military. The day came into being under President Harry S. Truman. In 1962, John F. Kennedy announced the day as an official American holiday.


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