Armed Forces Day

"When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen; and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in the happy hour when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm and solid foundations shall enable us to return to our Private Stations in the bosom of a free, peacefully and happy Country." —George Washington (1775)

On the 3rd Saturday in May, millions of American Patriots observe Armed Forces Day, offering due honor and respect for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen serving our nation.

In 1950, President Harry Truman called for the establishment of a designated day to recognize the extraordinary service and sacrifice of our military personnel. Armed Forces Day consolidated the anniversary observations for the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, following the unification of the service branches under the newly formed Department of Defense.

While The Patriot Post still observes and promotes the establishment dates for each of our military service branches, it is fitting that we also set aside a day devoted to the recognition of all military personnel.

The Patriot Post is among our nation's leading advocates for our Armed Forces and their mission. We do this by providing our fellow Americans with the right perspective on that mission — "to support and defend" our Constitution in defense of Liberty — and the demanding tasks our military personnel have carried out for generations with unfailing courage and professionalism.

We support our warriors through efforts such as Operation Shield of Strength — through which we have now distributed more than one million Joshua 1:9 dog tags: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

Visit The Patriot Shop, which carries an extensive collection of the highest quality patriotic products, including our line of official military insignia products. The proceeds from all Patriot Shop sales support our mission of service to our Armed Forces.

We invite you to read Mark Alexander's military tributes.

We remain the land of the free because these Patriots, and we offer our heartfelt thanks and prayers for our nation's warriors and their families.