VFW Honors All Who Serve on Armed Forces Day

Americans owe our servicemen and women a tremendous debt of gratitude for their dedication

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – This Saturday, May 15, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) joins our nation in celebrating Armed Forces Day by saying “thank you” to every soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, Coast Guardsman, and Guardian serving our nation. 

A joint-service color guard stands at attentionThe millions of men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces raised their right hand and swore an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” standing on the front line of freedom, both at home and abroad. They are our nation’s defenders in every domain – on land, at sea, in the air, in cyberspace, and in outer space. They even answered the call during a pandemic to join first responders in saving lives and caring for hundreds of thousands of their fellow Americans infected by COVID-19. How blessed is our country that such men and women would selflessly serve everyday on behalf of all of us.

The VFW encourages everyone to take a moment to recognize those wearing the uniform, thanking them for their service and for protecting our democracy and way of life. We owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude for their dedication to duty, courage in commitment, and steadfast vigilance in ensuring the United States and our allies remain free.