Armed Forces Day recognizes the roles covered by the five military branches of the United States. Personnel from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force frequently train and fight together to defend the country and allies.
Although the idea of making one uniform date was to replace individual recognition, all branches celebrate their own birthday as well as the consolidated date.
We traveled to Hawthorne, Nevada on Friday, May 15, 2015 where the community was preparing for Saturday’s celebration. It was wet, windy and cold, but I refused to yield to the weather and forget taking pictures.
These are some of my favorites.
|back with propeller|
|USS Alabama (sub) missle|
|Don't mess with the US|
|Is your McDonald's this protected?|
|Hawthorne Ordnance Museum|
|God bless the USO volunteers!|