Armed Forces Day is an annual American holiday honoring all members of the US Armed Forces Day.
While Armed Forces Day is a recognized holiday, it is NOT one of the ten major annual Federal holidays.
Federal holidays are widely observed by state and local governments; however, they may alter the dates of observance or
add or subtract holidays according to local custom.
In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. The day was created in 1949, and was a result of the consolidation
of the military services in the Department of Defense. It was intended to replace the separate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast
Guard Days, but observance of these days, especially within each particular service, continues to this day.