Tradition here at The Original Ranch which has just celebrated Our 35th year, share in fellowship and remember those who has served in
Our Armed Forces.
(ie: Hamburger, Hotdogs, Brats, Steaks... etc.)
If you would like to bring extras to share, Great!
If it needs a bun, bring it.
Please bring a side dish or desert to share.
Condiments and drinks will be provided by The Ranch.
All is Welcomed to join us.
It was with the idea for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country that President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish this single holiday. The one-day celebration then stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. It was on August 31, 1949, that Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and Air Force Days.
Parades, open houses, receptions and air shows were held to celebrate the first Armed Forces Day held on May 20, 1950.
1962 – President John F. Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday.
Each year, Armed Forces Day has a new theme. The very first theme was "Teamed for Defense."
Over the years, other themes have included Appreciation of a Nation; Arsenal of Freedom and Democracy; Dedication and Devotion; Deter if Possible, Fight if Necessary; Freedom; Freedom Through Unity; Guardians of Peace; Lasting Peace; Liberty; and Patriotism.