May 15 is Armed Forces Day 2010 for the United States of America. This event is celebrated annually on the third Sunday of May.
During the Armed Forces Day 2010, the citizens of America pays tribute to their men in uniform both in active service, retires and even those that had been part of the casualty of war.
The Armed Forces Day 2010 includes the entire celebration for the Army, Navy and Air Force Days. Historically speaking though before 1949 Armed Forces Day were celebrated separately.
Armed Forces Day 2010 includes various events to honor the United States Armed Forces. Events were to be celebrated in various states and cities. One of the biggest events for Armed Forces Day 2010 will be a big parade to be held in Bremerton, WA.
Aside from that Armed Forces Day 2010 will include military displays, educational activities and air shows.
President Barack Obama on his Armed Forces Day 2010 Proclamation stressed his reverence to armed forces.
“We owe our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen more than our gratitude; we owe them our support. That is why my Administration is committed to ensuring they have the strategy, clear mission, and equipment they need to get the job done, and the resources they deserve when they come home. We are also increasing support for military spouses and families who must deal with the stress and separation of war,” says President Obama in the Presidential Proclamation.
To further support Armed Forces Day 2010, a website which provides military items will be giving 50% off all U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard pride gear. The website VetFriends.com, besides giving the 50% discount, also invites clients to use special promo code: HD for an additional 15% off all military items. The website administrator says this is their way of contributing to the celebration of Armed Forces Day 2010. You can browse the site at www.vetfriends.com/catalog
Everyone is also being encouraged to be part of the celebration by simply thanking people they know who were part of the armed forces. “Your simple show of gratitude is a great consolation for each of our men in uniform,” says an army official.
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