President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.I can't think of any other superhero capable of embodying the Spirit of Service than Captain America. And so, a special Armed Forces Day Salute from Captain America!
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense.
To all the men and women who so proudly serve our country and wear the flag, I thank you!