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Armed Forces Day:
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the
creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air
Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the
Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense. Each
of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its
specific service day in order to celebrate the newly announced Armed
Forces Day. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the newly
formed day. The Marine Corps League declined to drop support for Marine
Corps Day but supports Armed Forces Day, too.
In a speech announcing the formation of the day, President Truman
"praised the work of the military services at home and across the seas" and
said, "it is vital to the security of the nation and to the establishment of a
desirable peace." In an excerpt from the Presidential Proclamation of Feb.
27, 1950, Mr. Truman stated:
"Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined
demonstration by America's defense team of its progress, under the
National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality. It is
the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea, and
Fort Bliss will not hold an open house on Armed Forces Day this year, the
post announced Wednesday.
Presenter on May 18, 2018 Lt Col Curtis Blake, US Army Commander, Ft
Bliss Warrior Transition Battalion.
Lunch is at 11:30 am Chase Building 18th floor. Come join us.
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