Armed Forces DayThe single-day celebration, stemming from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department, the Department of Defense, replaced separate Army, Navy and Air Force days.
“Armed Forces Day honors you, the Coast Guardsmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who proudly wear the uniform. Your tireless work and sacrifice, and your ability to unite to overcome complex operational challenges, whether on land, air or sea, keeps our Nation safe, strong and free. Thank you for your service, and for the sacrifice of your families. Semper Paratus,” said Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp.