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#7 Armed Forces Day Edition, Saturday May 21, 2005
WebNews #7 Armed Forces Day Edition: "America Supports You" - Saturday May 21, 2005
(Special Edition Saluting Our Military Members and Veterans)
Music: "America The Beautiful"
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 one department -- the Department of Defense.