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Armed Forces Day
On August 31, 1949 then Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day. President Harry Truman also announced the holiday in a presidential proclamation on February 20, 1950. All branches of the military were asked to celebrate on this day and they complied on the first Armed Forces Day which was held the following year on May 20, 1950
For more information, please visit the Department of Defense website for Armed Forces day, (http://www.defense.gov/afd/).