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When is Armed Forces Day in 2024?

Armed Forces Day in 2024 is on the Sunday, 6th of Oct (10/06/2024).

Armed Forces Day is on the 280th day of 2024. There are 86 days left in the year.

Armed Forces Day Facts

  • Date: Oct 06, 2024
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  • Celebrations: Celebrations; Local parades, Air shows, and other celebrations often organized to honor the army
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The Armed forces defend our country. They protect our nation's interests and provide the security that we need. That clearly explains why National Armed Forces Day was established to pay tribute to all the men and women in the army.

What is the history of National Armed Forces Day

In 1949, Louis Johnson, the USA secretary of Defense, announced that a single day would be set aside to celebrate all the six military branches; army, air force, navy, coast guard, marine corps, and space force. On May 20, 1950, the first observance of this day was done to help people understand the military's role in the civilians' life. President John F Kennedy made National Armed Forces Day official in 1962. The holiday was reaffirmed by President Trump on May 19, 2017, after over 70 years of its observance.

When is National Armed Forces Day?

National Armed Forces Day is on the third Saturday in May. The day is not a public holiday but rather a typical working day for US citizens.

Why celebrate National Armed Forces Day?

The Armed Forces Day deserves our respect and recognition. They risk their lives through selfless acts to ensure the citizens are safe. Celebrating National Armed Forces Day helps spread the word and educate others on the significance of the armed forces. By celebrating National Armed Forces Day, you will understand the various branches of the army and the role each plays.

Things to on National Armed Forces Day

On this day, take part in activities that honor the military. There are local parades, air shows, and other celebrations often organized to honor the army. Just check the events that could be happening in your area and plan to attend.

A visit to a military display could also do you good. Educational and historical exhibits are usually set up in local towns to allow the public to see the lives and routines of the military personnel. It is also a good opportunity to interact with the army and ask them questions about their line of job.

National Armed Forces Day celebrates the living as well as the dead armed forces. You may visit a military memorial or cemetery to pay your tribute to the fallen soldiers. Special ceremonies are often held at the cemeteries, and the public was given a chance to show their respect for the armed forces that have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Armed Forces Day Observances

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  • Oct 06, 2016
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  • Oct 06, 2017
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  • Oct 06, 2018
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  • Oct 06, 2019
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  • Oct 06, 2020

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2024

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MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19Presidents' Day
FridayFriMar 29, 2024Mar 29Good Friday
SundaySunMar 31, 2024Mar 31Easter Sunday
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
WednesdayWedJun 19, 2024Jun 19Juneteenth
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Columbus Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas

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WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
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ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
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WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
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FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
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SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
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FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
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