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Armed Forces Day May 17th, 2014 | Veteran Owned Business Military Observance Announcement

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense. Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific service day in order… Read more

United States Celebrates 2014 Armed Forces Week – May 10th thru 18th

Armed Forces Week Starts: Saturday May 10th (2nd Saturday in May) Armed Forces Day: Saturday, May 17th (3rd Saturday in May) Armed Forces Week Ends: Sunday May 18th (Sunday after Armed Forces Day) Armed Forces Week is traditionally scheduled to coincide with Armed Forces Day and offers an opportunity for our community to express its gratitude to the military for their… Read more

May 8th 2014 Is Victory in Europe Day!

Victory in Europe Day — known as V-E Day or VE Day — commemorates 8 May 1945, the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. Final events of the European front include: Mussolini’s death: On 27 April 1945, as Allied… Read more

Memorial Day 2013 | Veteran Owned Business Military Observance Announcement

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. Another… Read more

Armed Forces Day: May 18th We Pay Special Tribute To The Men And Women Of The Armed Forces

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense. Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific… Read more

May 8th 2013 Victory in Europe Day! Veteran Owned Business Military Observance Announcement

Victory in Europe Day — known as V-E Day or VE Day — commemorates 8 May 1945, the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. Final events of the European front include: Mussolini’s death: On 27 April 1945, as Allied… Read more

Armed Forces Week May 12th to 20th 2012 | Veteran Owned Business Military Observance Announcement

Armed Forces Week is traditionally scheduled to coincide with Armed Forces Day and offers an opportunity for our community to express its gratitude to the military for their dedication and service to the nation.  Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May. Armed Forces Week begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the… Read more