Armed Forces Day 2018

May 19, 2018

Armed Forces Day 2017

Armed Forces Day 2018 is a federal holiday observed annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day dedicated to paying tribute to men and women who currently serve in the United States’ armed forces.  Although Coronado is primarily a Navy town, service men and women from all branches of the military serve here.

The inception of this Armed Forces Day dates back to 31 August 1949, it was a day dedicated to honor Americans who were currently serving in the five U.S. military branches – the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard – following the consolidation of the military services in the United States Department of Defense.

Previous post:

Next post: