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Our Heroes: Thank You All!

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U.S. Air Force retired Col. James L. Wolfe, front, salutes stands with other Veterans during the National Anthem before a Veterans Day parade in Dallas, TX.

Dallas Celebrates Veterans Day 2017
With Parade, Flyover

DALLAS, TX  –  Dallas kicked off Veterans Day weekend early on Friday with a festival in Downtown.

More than 150 men and women take the Oath of Enlistment, led by Army Chief of Staff Mark A. Milley.

 

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Jaiden Soto, 5, of the Sioux in South Dakota carries a flag during a Veterans Day parade in Dallas, TX.

Thousands showed up to Dallas City Hall where a parade and other honorary events were held to show veteran appreciation.

 

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U.S. Marines stand at attention before a Veterans Day parade in Dallas, TX.

At 11:00 a.m., planes flew over the demonstration in the Missing Man Formation.  The flyover honors fallen service members, and is often demonstrated at funerals and memorial events.

More than 150 men and women took the Oath of Enlistment Friday morning at Dallas City Hall.  Those men and women will enter all branches of service.  Army Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley led the recruits in the oath and encouraged past and current service members to rededicate themselves to the cause of freedom.

The parade honors all veterans, but this year focuses on veterans who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

View Tweets, Photos and Videos from the celebration:

Dallas Veterans Day Parade #Flyover #VeteransDay2017 @CityOfDallas pic.twitter.com/BvyyAiArbu
– Jennifer S. Gates (@cmjsgates) November 10, 2017

We have overcome many obstacles as a nation yet we still face many challenges. We must show compassion and strive for unity. We must work together for the betterment of our city and our nation, not only for the citizens who are here now but for those who are not here yet. pic.twitter.com/YKAFRvUeW4
– Mike Rawlings (@Mike_Rawlings) November 10, 2017

At City Hall Plaza celebrating our local veterans!#ThankYouForYourservice pic.twitter.com/gn7Rwo8FFf
– City of Dallas Parks (@DallasParkRec) November 10, 2017

Color guard from #DallasISD’s WW Samuell High School leads massing of the colors at today’s Dallas #VeteransDay Parade. pic.twitter.com/aLWdDjoZ6B
– Dallas ISD (@dallasschools) November 10, 2017

.@ArmyChiefStaff leads oath of enlistment. Thank you to our new military enlistees #DallasVetsDay pic.twitter.com/198JIWMtUw
– Mike Rawlings (@Mike_Rawlings) November 10, 2017

 

My Heroes Have Always Been Real

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“Courageous. Steadfast. Protectors.”

Armed Forces Day 2017
is a Day of Celebration

May 20 is Armed Forces Day, a time to honor all who serve in America’s Military Branches.

Hero – a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character, special strength, courage, and ability, an immortal being.

YOU ARE MY HEROES, but with so many empty places at the dinner table in Our Great Country, Our America The Beautiful, The Home Of The Free And The Brave, I can’t help but pause and Give Thanks for all the selfless people that answered the Call of Duty, and put themselves in Harms Way, MY HEROES, and I will never forget.

Blue Angels, Thunderbirds meet for rare joint training

“Armed Forces Day…and the Memorial Day weekend that follows, is a time to honor, remember and recognize those who serve and have served our country, as well as those who have died in service.  As we reflect, let’s not forget the many sacrifices made at home as well in support of our men and women in uniform.”
– Chuck Norris –

Armed Forces Day is celebrated each year on the third Saturday in May.  It traces its roots to Aug. 31, 1949, when Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day to replace separate holidays for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force.  The day was first celebrated on May 20, 1950.

President Donald Trump signed a proclamation honoring members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard yesterday.

“On Armed Forces Day, we salute the bravery of those who defend our Nation’s peace and security,” the president said.  “Their service defends for Americans the freedom that all people deserve.”

The theme for this year’s Armed Forces Day is “Courageous. Steadfast. Protectors.”