"This Armed Forces Day," declared President Truman, "marks the first combined demonstration by America's defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality." General Omar Bradley, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was more reflective. "Sacrifice, not selfishness," he said, "must be the eternal price of liberty. Vigilance, not appeasement, is the byword of living freedoms." Former Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower noted, "It is fitting and proper that we devote one day each year to paying special tribute to those whose constancy and courage constitute one of the bulwarks guarding the freedom of this nation and the peace of the free world."
Armed Forces Day is thus reserved to honor American Patriots in uniform -- the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines standing in harm's way so that we might live free. This year, AFD is Saturday, 21 May. And on that day, we at The Federalist Patriot, on behalf of the vast majority of our fellow Americans, will proudly and enthusiastically reaffirm our support to the fighting forces of this great nation" Mark Alexander, 21 May 05
I bid your special prayers today for these servicmen. You may like to use these prayers from our website Soldiers & Airmen http://orderofcenturions.org/documents/army_prayer.html
Sailor & Marines http://orderofcenturions.org/documents/navy_prayer.html