This Saturday on Armed Forces Day, our Nation will, as this DoD image so aptly states, “honor those who answered the call to serve.”
Selecting the phrase “answered the call” was clearly a deliberate choice, as military life is far more a calling than just a job. Those who don a uniform to serve this country often risk life and limb, put in long hours, separate from their loved ones for long periods of time, and more.
To all who have answered that call, we at On Your Guard say, “thank you.” For your sacrifices. For your bravery. For your dedication.
Happy Armed Forces Day!
On the third Saturday in May for the last 64 years, our nation has celebrated Armed Forces Day to honor those who are currently serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. As President Dwight D. Eisenhower said in 1953, “It is fitting and proper that we devote one day each year to paying special tribute to those whose constancy and courage constitute one of the bulwarks guarding the freedom of this nation and the peace of the free world.”
This year on May 17, we salute our Soldiers’ courage, honor, strength, duty, dedication, excellence, valor, commitment, and professionalism.
Happy Armed Forces Day from all of us at On Your Guard.