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Armed Forces Day

Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. This year: May 21, 2022. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.


Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Man vs. Nature saga, and the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Laws of Nature, Summer 2021.

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57 thoughts on “Armed Forces Day

  1. Thank you for sharing!!.. I shared some thoughts with others during the day…
    We were volunteers, one and all
    So Noble.. Proud.. and Brave,
    Did not know the reasons for war
    Just a people from tyranny to save!

    Glasses held high, we made an toast
    Surely that Victory would rule the day!
    While back at home, the voices of unrest
    Not a kind word for us did they say.

    Some could not vote, children were we
    Some could not drink, but still our battle cry,
    Even with all that we could not do
    For us children, it was to do or die!

    Vietnam were a beautiful land
    The people were caring and kind,
    The children at play, following their dreams
    The thoughts of conflict did not to come to mind.

    But for us , Vietnam was a hostile land
    The dangers of conflict abound,
    Whether the paddies of Vietnam or the fields of home,
    Seemed for us, not a friend could be found.

    But we proudly gave it our all
    Faced our destiny, with a hint of fear of tomorrow
    Some to return to a mother’s joy
    Some to return to a mother’s sorrow.

    So should you be looking on today
    One more toast, hold your glasses high,
    To PEACE, HOPE and LOVE, may they long endure
    CHEERS, LADS AND LASSIES!!!.. And SEMPER FI
    ( Sgt, Larry “Dutch” Woller, 12th Marine Regiment, Vietnam, 1965–1966…)

    And then this ole Marine started working on peace and hopefully your children will not have to venture into harms way and hopefully can help peace reign… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May your troubles be less
    Your blessings be more
    And nothing but happiness
    Come through your door
    (Irish Saying)

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  2. I’m glad you took the time to recognize Armed Forces Day, Jacqui. I remember that either one or two of your children are currently serving. You must be terribly proud.

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  3. Hi Jacqui – we all need to remember our Armed Forces and all associated with them … thank you for reminding us of your American day … all the best – Hilary

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