Armed Forces Day 2012

The third Saturday in May each year is designated as Armed Forces Day, to honor and celebrate all five branches of the US military: the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The observance began in 1949 after the military services were consolidated in the Department of Defense. Armed Forces Day occurs during Military … Read more

Armed Forces Day and Military Appreciation Month 2011

May is Military Appreciation Month, and today is Armed Forces Day. Last year on Armed Forces Day, I highlighted a number of troop support organizations. If you’re not involved in supporting our troops, I encourage you to do so. O LORD God of Hosts, stretch forth, we pray thee, thine almighty arm to strengthen and … Read more

Armed Forces Day 2009

Today is Armed Forces Day in the US, a day to honor our military and thank them for their service. Thank you to everyone who makes personal sacrifices and risks their lives for our security. And thank you to their families who sacrifice so the military members they love can serve their country. O LORD … Read more