Army Day is observed next on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 (120 days from today).
They are on the front lines to hold positions in the most dangerous territory. They marched hundreds of miles with packages that were easily heavier than they were, carrying necessary supplies and equipment into locations frequently hit by enemy fire.
For many of them, the constant sound of mortars was their lullaby, and a silent night was terror when the enemy could strike at any moment, and their plan remained largely the same mystery to these noble men and women. Army Day is on April 6th every year to commemorate these basic armed forces and reminds us of the sacrifices they made to protect the homeland and the country.
History of Army Day
Army Day honors people who are in the United States Army. It was created as a nationwide observance to draw attention to national defense, to familiarize the public with Army operations and to highlight the need for military preparation. Defense Check Days were observed in 1924 and 1925. Congress eliminated that and the World War II Military Order under the direction of Colonel Thatcher Luquer established Army Day, which was celebrated for the first time. May 1, 1928. That date was chosen to try to overshadow the celebration of International Workers' Day by the Communists. The following year, however, it began to be celebrated on April 6, the anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. On April 4, 1936, Franklin Roosevelt issued a proclamation for the day saying that it should be recognized by Congress and observed nationally by April 6. Later, Congress passed a Resolution 5-75 March 1, 1937, in establishing Army Day officially. This day was last observed nationally on April 6, 1949. It was later replaced by Armed Forces Day. That new holiday has disappeared with official anniversaries dedicated to the Army, Navy, and Air Force, although Army Day continues to be celebrated informally.
The Army is the ground operations branch of the Armed Forces. It is the oldest branch and one of the seven uniform services. Along with the Navy and Air Force, it is a division of the Department of Defense. The Army derives from the Continental Army, which was formed in June 1775 to fight the Revolutionary War. After the war, the United States Army was formed in June 1784. It is the largest military branch: as of 2017, more than one million members form the combined forces of the Regular Army, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Army. National Guard and Army Reserves.
How to celebrate Army Day
The best way to celebrate Army Day is by doing your task well to remind veterans of the world that their sacrifices are appreciated highly. Remember that everything they do helps you live the peace and security we experience every day. Volunteering at homeless shelters is a sad but effective way to make sure those veterans get your help most of the time.
It is an unpleasant fact that a disturbing number of these peace and security warriors fall through the cracks after they return home from service. Army Day is a great chance to make a difference in the lives of people who have sacrificed everything to your life.
No matter where you live, you're sure to come across a veteran’s shelter where you can drop by and help, whether it's arranging food or providing company often feel lonely for people who have sacrificed too much. It is useful to help you listen some thoughts, feelings and experiences right from the horse's mouth or it should be the hero's mouth.
This will help you better understand and maybe even change your perspective on everything you thought you knew. If you truly feel inspired to make a difference for these veterans, events and parades will help bring in better funding to improve the quality of life they totally deserve worthy. If there isn't an event in your area yet, you can take the initiative and organize it yourself, because change never happens without someone making the first move.
If you can't get to your local veterans center, whether because of position, job or other responsibilities, that's okay. You can do everything you want in Army Day. For example, if you are a teacher, providing lessons to your students who may not know as much about the history of our armed forces as you do will help keep the legacy alive. It will give them a new respect and appreciation for the Greatest Generations that have come before us.
Depending on their age, you can do a variety of activities, including sheeting or even performing iconic wartime poems or reenactments. Students might increasingly develop performances or models of famous moments when the Allies turned the tide. If you want things to be a little less cluttered, these essays about what the sacrifices of these men and women mean to them will always bring plenty of surprises.
Everyone knows someone with a connection to the Army, and this is what makes Army Day so appealing to so many people not only across the country but around the world. Even now, we still see the consequences of such conflicts, whether on home soil or in distant countries.
To show appreciation and do your best to pay off what is certain to be an unpaid debt, you can celebrate Army Day by giving your time and energy to those affected by direct conflict or by spending time with friends and family members affected in any way that suits you and makes everyone feel close and comfortable.
Whatever you do, remember to give thanks, wave the flag, and remember that whatever bad things may happen to you in your personal life, social life, online life or even professional life. You still have a chance to compare with the experiences of those who have witnessed the conflict, joined the battle, and stepped out from the other side to tell the story, especially when there are those unlucky enough to say so and stay right there with you, celebrating at your side.
ObservedArmy Day has been observed annually on April 6th.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2022
Thursday, April 6th, 2023
Saturday, April 6th, 2024
Sunday, April 6th, 2025
Monday, April 6th, 2026
Colonel Thatcher Luquer