Happy Armed Forces Day

I am not sure why this page did not post when it was supposed to…

It is a holiday that is being forgotten.
I would have forgotten about it this year except Reality101 was able to remind me before we took off for the weekend.
Until 1949, We had Army Day, Navy Day and Air Force Day. (Since the Air Force was so young it is surprising that they had their own day yet)
The days were combined into one holiday, except that the Marines did not make that adoption, though they do support Armed Forces Day, they still feel the need to have their own day since they are special.
Take some time today to appreciate that we have our men and women putting their lives in harm’s way for our protection.
While it may not be mentioned, keep the Coast Guard in your thoughts as well. They too serve for us and keep us from harms way and often pluck us from the jaws of death.

4 thoughts on “Happy Armed Forces Day

  1. It was a Happy Armed Forces Day. It will be a happier day when my son returns from his deployment to Afghanistan. My thanks to all those who are serving and have served in the US Armed Forces.

  2. Lt. Weinberg: Why do you like them so much?
    Galloway: Because they stand on a wall and say, "Nothing's going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqgo26Fo_28

    "We live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns …
    I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.
    You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline.
    I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j2F4VcBmeo

    HOOYAH!!

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