Bringing our week-long celebration to an appropriate end, we want to honor all of the branches of the United States military, on this day, Armed Forces Day. Many of us, including some of us at ALTAI™, know of or are close to someone in a branch of the military. Here are some honorable facts about our country’s military, and something to be darn proud of.
- 32 of our country’s Presidents served in the military during wartimes.
- Because of their crucial roles, the National Guard and Reserve units are a part of Armed Forces Day celebrations.
- Aviator sunglasses were developed by a medical equipment manufacturer to “ban” sunrays from pilots eyes, even helping reduce nausea.
- The United States has only officially declared ware five times; the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II.
And there’s plenty more where that came from! Learn more about our mighty military and let’s honor the men and women who serve our Armed Forces this Saturday, May 20th, 2017.