Proud to Recognize Our Troops | Armed Forces Day & Memorial Day

By · Thursday, May 16th, 2013

US Digital Media has recently partnered with the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force in creating, manufacturing and distributing expertly designed U.S. ARMY® and U.S. Air Force mobile accessories. It is our pride to bring the feeling of achievement and courage into our complete line of earbuds, headphones, smartphone and tablet cases, car and mobile chargers and BudBags mini-duffles.

With Armed Services Day approaching and Memorial Day just around the corner, we are pleased to honor our troops serving in every branch of the United States Armed Forces. Further, we have entered this partnership because of the support it provides active duty military and their families as well as veterans, both at home and abroad. The net licensing revenue from the sale of these licensed mobile accessories is devoted to U.S. Army Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation programs – services that  reduce stress, build skills and self-confidence for Soldiers and their families.

ARMED FORCES DAY

According to the Defense Department:

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.

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 the Department of Defense.

MEMORIAL DAY

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

HISTORY

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 

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