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1) He loves his country best who strives to make it best. -Robert G. Ingersoll

2) Freedom is never free.  ~Author Unknown

3) Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.  ~G.B. Stern

4) Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.-Winston Churchill

5) I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.  ~William Shakespeare

6) There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity. -Gen. Douglas MacArthur

7) No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he is vigilant in its preservation. – General Douglas MacArthur

Real security lies in the prevention of war–and today that hope can come only through adequate preparedness. - General Omar N. Bradley

9) Armed Forces Day this year should serve to emphasize the practical application of unification in action, and to remind us of the continued need for unity in our Armed Forces and among all of our citizens in the interests of security and peace. – Robert D. Lovett

10) At home and abroad, military men and women are showing purpose and dedication in defending American ideas. They are performing in our country’s best traditions under circumstances both difficult and complex. Thanks to their determined spirit of patriotism and professionalism, our country has a powerful and unified defense team, employing its forces in the constant quest for peace and freedom.- Melvin Laird

11) It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler

12) How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou

13) No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you. ~Author Unknown

14) No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. ~Author Unknown

15) Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic. ~John A. Logan

16) For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

17) The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it. – Winston Churchill

18) We’re going to bomb them back into the Stone Age.

19) The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!

20) For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles.

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Armed Forces Day

May 9th, 2011 | Posted by July in Military Appreciation Gifts - (0 Comments)
Armed Forces Day  

Before President Harry S. Truman proclaimed the third Saturday in May as Armed Forces Day in 1949, the three major branches of the United States armed forces—the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force—held elaborate celebrations on three different days during the year.

Although the service units continue to celebrate their own days on April 6 (Army), October 27 (Navy), the second Saturday in September (Air Force), and November 10 (Marine Corps), the purpose of Armed Forces Day is to promote the unification of the branches under the Department of Defense (which took place in 1947) and to pay tribute to those serving in all the armed forces.

Therefore the Armed Forces Day becomes the good opportunity for us to show our appreciation and support for them. This is the day on which we have the welcome opportunity to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces.

But you may wonder how to celebrate the Armed Forces Day. What kinds of military gifts or military award

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can help us express our sincere emotion? Or what should we do for military family, spouse, friends etc..

Show our support for our fighting troops and their families by hosting a party, attending an event, flying the flag, offering a message or a salute for the 2011 Armed Forces Day.

The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by

  • Parades – While commemorations of the individual service units are usually confined to military bases, the celebration of Armed Forces Day entails much broader participation. In addition to the huge parade held on this day each year in New York City.
  • Open House – The armed forces often hold “open house” to acquaint the public with their facilities and to demonstrate some of the latest technological advances. Sometimes the National College will host an open house for our service members. The event is targeted to active and reserve military members, veterans and their spouse and dependents, though the public at large is welcome to attend.
  • Receptions – The reception have been hosted by different voluntary organizations at great garden, such as the famous Gilmore’s Garden. It has been attracted a large throng of people. Military officers had generally observed the request stated in the invitations to appear in full dress uniform, and the effect of so many brilliant costumes was highly picturesque, harmonizing, as they did, with the rustle decorations of the hall.
  • Air Shows – You know the famous Canadian International Air Show that is held each year in Toronto over Canadian Labor Day Weekend. From warbirds to wing walkers, fly-ins to fly-bys, Ontario boasts a full schedule of air shows, aviation expos, and aircraft presentations throughout the May. This is also symbol of a nation’s power.

They are traditional way to celebrate this special day.

You right appreciation gift ideas for our troops during the Armed Forced Day will be nice support for them. So find out what your military really like to do and what kinds of things they enjoyed before they were in troops. Make them happen for their again. The top ten traditional military gifts you can’t miss.

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Most people in the United States are grateful for the men and women serving in the military that provide them with the freedoms they have. Too often this appreciation goes unnoticed simply because individuals don’t know how to adequately show or convey their gratitude to individual soldiers.

Show appreciation on these Official Days

Name Date
Military Appreciation Days May 1 – 31, 2011
Armed Forces  Day 21-May
Military Spouse Appreciation Day 13-May
Memorial Day 30-May
Veterans Day 11-Nov

1. Military Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Day is an event organized by volunteers to provide a day of fishing for our Active Duty Military, Guard and Reservists. The event also includes activities for their families and a southern style cookout.

Celebration

  1. Many hospitality industries give free “Thank you” dinner to any person who has ever served in the United Stated Military on its Military Appreciation Monday.
  2. Military appreciation night – Performance team will pay homage to the men and women who serve our country as it hosts the Military Appreciation evening party on appreciation day.
  3. Fundraising and volunteer activities – Which help military family enjoy better life and help some family get out of difficult including disease, disaster.

2. Military Spouse Appreciation Day

It is a day that is set aside each year to recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices of military spouses.

1) The history of Military Spouse Appreciation Day – In 1984, then President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the Friday before Mother’s Day to be designated as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Since then, each President and senior military leaders have echoed the sentiments expressed by President Reagan.

2) How to celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day

* National Military Spouse Appreciation Day means the laundry and housekeeping fairies will show up at your house while the cabana boy will hand you drinks with umbrellas by the pool.

* Every friend and relative shows love and concern by the military spouse appreciation day gifts.

* Inviting every military spouse and family enjoy the Military Spouse Appreciation Day Part which organized by local government and volunteers.

3. Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is always celebrated on the third Saturday in May to honor all American military personnel. There are many ways you can participate and celebrate the occasion:

  1. Attend a military air show - Most air shows are held during the middle to late May. Local media will provide air show information and any other celebration details, or you can call the Public Information Office at your nearest military installation
  2. Sending a care package to military – A military care package can bring the comforts of home to those who are so far away for so long.
  3. Fly the flag on Armed Forces Day - There are many guidelines for displaying the American flag properly, with respect to the flag itself, as well as to any other flags that may be displayed along with it.
  4. Attend a parade – Find out in advance where it is and get there early enough to find a good spot to view it from. Take your camera if you want to capture some memories from the occasion.
  5. The educational Armed Force Day – Plan lessons for school students in the lead up to the event. Educators could write lesson plans reviewing the history of the American military. Develop a thematic approach to incorporate reading, writing, social studies and a craft that are focused on Armed Forces.

4. Veterans Day

A federal holiday, it is observed on November 11.Veterans Day is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world.

History

  1. To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations. – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson
  2. The U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday

Celebration

  1. Enjoy Holiday- Many Americans have day off from school or work for Veterans Day. Non-essential federal government offices are closed. No mail is delivered. All federal employees are paid for the holiday; those who are required to work on the holiday sometimes receive wages for that day in addition to holiday pay.
  2. Veterans Day Food – The holiday is often celebrated by having a ravioli meal.
  3. Veterans Day Event – Including Veterans Day party, show, parade and the a U.S.-based program which supports military personnel and their families, offer help with résumé writing, networking, and mentoring for veterans transitioning to civilian life.

5. Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. The actual Monday dates for 2009 – 2015 are listed below.

Year Memorial Day
2009 25-May
2010 31-May
2011 30-May
2012 28-May
2013 27-May
2014 26-May
2015 25-May

History

The first known observance of Memorial Day was in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865; freedmen (freed enslaved Africans) celebrated at the Washington Race Course, today the location of Hampton Park, and each year thereafter.

Traditional Observance

  1. Meeting – During this day, several Marion groups gathered in Marion Friday morning to remember a war hero.
  2. Visiting cemeteries and memorials – Many people observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. local time.
  3. National Memorial Day Concert – The National Memorial Day Concert takes place on the west lawn of the United States Capitol. The concert is broadcast on PBS and NPR. Music is performed, and respect is paid to the men and women who gave their lives for their country.
  4. Flag of the United States – One of traditions is to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon local time.

Other occasions show appreciation:

  1. Valentine’s day
  2. Thanksgiving day
  3. Christmas Day

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