“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 third Saturday in May, millions of American Patriots observe Armed Forces Day, offering due honor and respect for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen 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 service tributes.
Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776
Join us in prayer for our nation’s Military Patriots standing in harm’s way, for our First Responders, and for their families. Please lift up your Patriot team and our mission to support and defend our Republic’s Founding Principle of Liberty, in order to ignite the fires of freedom in the hearts and minds of our countrymen. Thank you for supporting our nation’s premier online journal of Liberty.
The Patriot Post and our Patriot Foundation Trust are proud sponsors of the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Folds of Honor, Honoring the Sacrifice, Warrior Freedom Service Dogs, Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, the Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.