Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually in the United States on the third Saturday in May. The holiday was created on Aug. 31, 1949, to honor Americans serving in the U.S. military following the consolidation of the military services as the Department of Defense.

Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. 

Armed Forces Day is a joint celebration of all six branches of the U.S. military: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and the newly created Space Force. The day honors all people currently serving in the U.S. armed forces. This includes the men and women who have served or are serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force and Coast Guard, including the National Guard and Reserve components.

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Video by Cpl. Lukas Kalinauskas
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

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