Armed Forces

National Airborne Day

Photo by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller via  Flickr

Photo by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller via Flickr

National Airborne Day, observed on August 16th each year, celebrates the accomplishments of Army parachute tradition. The Army’s Airborne Rangers and the Army Golden Knights parachute team are among the best-known American paratrooper organizations, and the accomplishments of Army paratroopers are noted across more than seven decades of service include the Iraq war in 2003.

Armed Forces Day 2019


Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May.  This year it will be celebrated on Saturday, May 18, 2019.  Thanks to President Harry S. Truman, it’s a day to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. President Truman led the effort to establish a holiday in order for citizens to unite and to honor our military heroes for their patriotic service in support of the United States of America.