A little late as AFD was this past Saturday 16 May 2020 🙂
American Minute with Bill Federer
Army Day, Navy Day and Air Force Day were combined in 1949 to be Armed Forces Day, celebrated the 3RD SATURDAY IN MAY.
Army Day formerly was the date the US entered World War I, April 6, 1917.
Navy Day formerly was President Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday, October 27, as he was a driving force behind the U.S. becoming a major sea power.
Air Force Day formerly was August 1, the day the War Department established a division of aeronautics in 1947, marking the 40th anniversary the Army’s Aeronautical Division, Signal Corps.
President George Washington stated in his First Annual Message, January 8, 1790:
“Secure the blessings which a Gracious Providence has placed with in our reach …
Among the … objects which will engage your attention that of providing for the common defense will merit particular regard.
To be prepared for War is the most effectual means of preserving peace.”