In the spirit of Armed Forces Day coming up this Saturday, we at House Party want to take a moment to recognize all of the men and women who have sacrificed for our country. Thank you for all you do!
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson, announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department. - the Department of Defense
Even if you don't have a loved one or friend in the Armed Forces, we encourage you to honor and celebrate the people in the Armed Forces by checking out some of the WelcomeHomeBlog.com videos of soldier homecomings. One of our favorite recent stories is about the soldier dad who surprised his son and daughter at an Arizona Diamondbacks game. They threw out the first pitch and unbeknownst to them, he was the catcher behind the mask. We dare you not to cry when you watch it.
Do you have a loved one in the Armed Forces? How do you celebrate them?