Saturday, May 17, 2014 is 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.
The SUN Area Council of Republican Women will host a booth at the Middlecreek Valley Antique Association’s Spring 2014 show. Please stop by where children may color a picture for our troops and veterans. Adults may also write a note of thanks and encouragement.
In the past SUNACRW has delivered pictures from children and notes from adults to our veterans in hospitals and also sent words and pictures of encouragement to our troops oversees. They are so appreciative that are thinking about their sacrifices for our freedom.
We hope you can stop by Friday night, May 16, 2014; Saturday all day, May 17, 2014; or Sunday, May 17, 2014.