Armed Forces Day

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 single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. USD 475 would like to celebrate Armed Forces Day, May 19, 2018 by thanking those that serve, especially those on Fort Riley.

Information from http://afd.defense.gov/.

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