Davis Motor Sales banner ad

flag soldier 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/18/13) – On the third Saturday in May, many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day to pay tribute to the women and men who served in the United States armed forces.
 
Many events take place across the United States that include; multi-service military displays in areas open for public, various educational activities for children to learn about armed forces, “Support the Troops” themed motorcycle rides, parades and any other celebrations local communities offer.
 
Back in August of 1949, Louis Johnson, who was the United States Secretary of Defense, announced the creation of an armed forces day to replace separate Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines days. However, the Marine Corps League declined to drop Marine Corps Day but does support Armed Forces Day too.

The very first Armed Forces Day was celebrated in 1950. According to the United States Department of Defense, this day was designed to expand the public’s knowledge of what type of job was performed and the role the military was in civilian life. This day is also celebrated by the military showing “state-of-the-art” equipment to Americans.
 
President Dwight D. Eisenhower once stated, “Today let us, as Americans, honor the American fighting man. For it is he--the soldier, the sailor, the Airman, the Marine-- who has fought to preserve freedom. It is his valor that has given renewed hope to the free world that by working together in discipline and faith our ideals of freedom will always prevail."
 
The staff of SurfKY would like to salute our soldiers. We owe our freedom to your willingness to sacrifice.
 
Amber Mena
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

February 21, 2015 6910

Traffic Advisory for Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by KTC
February 25, 2015 6001

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 24, 2015 5926

Two Charged in Central City Meth Bust

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
February 25, 2015 5846

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
February 22, 2015 5710

Easter Cuties Pageant in Memory of Shanice Bean

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
February 21, 2015 5401

Local Administrators Warn Employees to Watch for…

in Top News For All Sites by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

February 27, 2015 974

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Feb. 27, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
February 27, 2015 794

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
February 27, 2015 649

Tips for Travelers Considering a Cruise

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 634

Tim Thomas to Speak at Rescheduled Black History…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 627

How to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Home

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 603

AIRPLAY: Travis Dukes Makes Stop for Jam Session

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 590

Whitfield Presses Health Secretary on Obamacare…

in General News For All Sites by Marty Irby
February 27, 2015 569

Mustangs Fall to McLean County in Three Overtime…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
February 27, 2015 534

Lady Mustangs Capture 10th District Title

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
February 27, 2015 533

The Potentially Harmful Effects of Mold in Your…

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News