Armed Forces Day: History and Helpful Resources

Armed Forces Day: History and Helpful Resources

May 19, 2018 is Armed Forces Day in the United States. Many people today don’t realize this, but the holiday actually began as four separate days, with each of the military branches — Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines — having its own special day of honor.

In 1949 President Harry Truman and Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson combined the four observances into a single day now known as Armed Forces Day. (The birthdays of each of the branches are still individually acknowledged with special days: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines.)

Just over a decade after the first Armed Forces Day, President John F. Kennedy declared the third Saturday in May as the date that occasion would thereafter be observed as a national holiday each year.

If you plan to celebrate the occasion this year, consider attending one of the many events being held nationwide on that day. Google “Armed Forces Day” and the name of your city, county, or state and you’re likely to find many choices, including parades, military drills, receptions, and open houses.

Halo is proud to support the military in a variety of ways year-round. A permanent 15% discount on our products for all active-duty military personnel and veterans is just one example. This discount is automatically applied to each future order by military customers once their status has been verified. If you’re a servicemember or veteran who’s looking to stop smoking or for a vape company that truly cares about quality, we encourage you to take advantage of this exclusive benefit.

To explore some ways you can help members of our armed forces on Armed Forces Day or any time of the year, click here.

How do you plan to observe Armed Forces Day this year? Please let us know in the comments below. You can also react to this post by clicking any emoji.

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