ARMED FORCES DAY

Thanks to Pacific Paratrooper for this tribute!

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In the U.S., if you do not fly your flag everyday, here is a special occasion to put out the sign of your patriotism! In 1949, President Truman decided to consolidate the individual Army, Navy, Marine, etc. days into one as a means of signifying the unification of all the military forces under a single government. (The Marines did not give up their day, but also celebrate AFD.)

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The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated on Saturday, 20 May 1950. Armed Forces Week begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May. Due to their unique schedules, the National Guard and the Reserve units may celebrate AFD/Week any time in May.

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953 – “Today let us, as Americans, honor the American fighting man. For it is he – the soldier, the sailor, the Airman, the Marine – who has fought…

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A Trip To The Woodshed

It seldom happens.  A member of congress receives a standing ovation for work they have done or questions they have asked.  It happened and you can mark your calendar on this date (5/17/13) as the extra-ordinary day a congress member spoke for Americans regarding the out-of-bounds machinations of the IRS.

This is a gift that keeps on giving, donated by ignorant progressives, working to undermine conservative movements, only to have the scheme back-flip. Of course this is not the end of growing displeasure with this government, but it may the beginning of the end of this administration.

English: Mike Kelly, member of the United Stat...

English: Mike Kelly, member of the United States House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The following comes from Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) and RealClearPolitics:

Representative Mike Kelly Spanking IRS

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