Armed Forces Day 2023: Honoring Those Who Serve
Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day. Reflecting on our military members’ sacrifices and dedication is important as we approach this date. On May 20th, we have the opportunity to honor and celebrate the men and women who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.
This day serves as a reminder of the important role that our military members play in protecting our country and its citizens. So let’s take a moment to show our appreciation for their service and sacrifice and raise awareness about their important work on our behalf.
In this post, we’ll explore the history and significance of Armed Forces Day and offer some ideas for how you can celebrate and honor our military members on this special day.
The History of Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day was established in 1949 by the U.S. Secretary of Defense to honor the service, dedication, and sacrifices of those serving in the Armed Forces. It was a way of recognizing the contribution of those serving the country and their immense effort to keep the nation safe.
Over time, many events and situations have influenced the celebration of this day. The U.S. Armed Forces were involved in many significant efforts from World War II to the Korean War. As a result, the impact of these situations resulted in a formal day of recognition. Today, communities come together annually to celebrate this day with festivities such as parades, air shows and exhibits showcasing their pride in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The day is an opportunity to show gratitude and come together to honor the brave men and women who protect the country. Armed Forces Day is a day that reminds us of the sacrifice and bravery shown by members in the past and present, and we honor them for their hard work and dedication.
Armed Forces Day in OKC 2023
Perhaps the biggest event in OKC to celebrate Armed Forces Day on May 20th, 2023, look no further than the Armed Forces Day and Shriners Parade in Del City!
This annual event is a great opportunity to honor and recognize the sacrifices and service of our military members while also enjoying a fun-filled parade with family and friends. The parade will kick off at 10 am at the Del City High School and travel down Sunnylane to SE 29th, then east.
Come and witness the impressive annual parade in Oklahoma, which has been a tradition for almost 30 years and is known to be one of the largest of its kind in the area. You can expect to see various attractions, such as a military color guard, beautifully decorated floats, vintage cars, and the Shriners. Additionally, the parade will commence with a thrilling flyover and aerial performance by the Tulsa Warbirds.
Don’t forget to wear your red, white, and blue and wave your American flags high as we celebrate the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. We hope to see you there!
Armed Forces Day is a day to honor and celebrate all of the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. It’s an opportunity for us to come together as a nation, show our gratitude, and recognize their immense efforts to keep our country safe. Join us this Armed Forces Day weekend to salute those serving our great nation.