Armed Forces Day 2011 – “United in Strength.” Thank you to those who served and are serving so that we might live in a free country.

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 one department — the Department of Defense.

Sunday, May 22, 2011 the Annual Memorial Service was held for the 28th Infantry “Keystone” Division at the Boalsburg, PA Military Museum.  The 28th is America’s oldest division 1879-2011.  The service concluded with wreath layings.

2011 Armed Forces Memorial Service at Boalsburg, PA
2011 Armed Forces Memorial Service at Boalsburg, PA
Aaron Harris, Specialist in the PA Army National Guard; 228th Medical Company
2011 Armed Forces Day @ Boalsburg, PA 28th Infantry "Keystone" Division Memorial Service