Today is Armed Forces Day in the United States. Many Americans are probably unaware of the day but since 1950 it has been celebrated on the third Saturday of May. Today is a day to pay tribute to men and women who have volunteered to serve in our armed forces.
|Being fancy with my favorite member of the Armed Forces|
While Memorial Day recognizes those military heroes who lost their lives in battle and Veteran's Day recognizes those who are retired from the Armed Forces, today is a day to recognize those men and women are currently serving our country. Please find a military member and thank them for their service. And while you are doing that, thank their family as well. Their spouses, partners, children, parents, brothers, and sisters are all doing their part as well. Together we are all a part of the large military family.
*These statistics and many more are part the 2010 Profile of the Military Community study which includes tons of facts, charts, and graphs that data junkies like me find so fascinating.