Armed Forces Day Is Every Day at Paralyzed Veterans of America

Armed Forces DayEvery third Saturday in May since 1949, the United States celebrates Armed Forces Day. This holiday is a result of the unification of the five U.S. military branches under one department—the Department of Defense—by Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson, during President Truman’s first term.

The theme of the first Armed Forces Day was “Teamed for Defense,” meant to express solidarity of the military branches. Beyond the intention of honoring the service of military men and women, there were other reasons behind the creation of this holiday. It was a chance to educate civilians in understanding the importance of the role the military plays in their lives. Public showcasing of state-of-the-art military equipment during various celebrations across the country also became a part of this education and celebrations.

As Americans mark Armed Forces Day 2013, Paralyzed Veterans of America considers every day a chance to recognize, honor and assist all who wear and have worn the uniform.

Since its founding in 1946, Paralyzed Veterans has widely employed men and women with military career experience, aiming to strengthen the understanding of what veterans, current active duty soldiers, and their families need and to better serve all veterans. One could say that since the day Paralyzed Veterans was officially founded, each day has been, and will continue to be, an Armed Forces Day

Paralyzed Veterans of America ensures that all who have served receive the benefits they have earned and provide programs and services to enhance their lives. As an organizational mission, putting needs of veterans and service members first is Paralyzed Veterans’ own world-class commitment to America’s armed forces and her veterans.

So on this Armed Forces Day and every day to follow, Paralyzed Veterans salutes and serves America’s heroes.

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