Armed Forces Day

Picture of 6 different Servicemen in uniform recognizing Armed Forces Day.

Armed Forces Day is the day to honor all who currently serve or have served, both active and former, in the reserves, National Guard or on active duty. In his February 27, 1950, proclamation announcing the establishment of the holiday, President Truman wrote: “I invite the Governors of the States, Territories, and possessions to issue proclamations calling for the celebration of the day in such manner as to honor the Armed Forces of the United States and the millions of veterans who have returned to civilian pursuits.”

Over half of Zeiders employees have military ties, whether as Veterans, spouses, parents, or children of a military member. We honor the men and women from every branch of the U.S. Military who have served as our land, sea, and air defense in times of war and peace.

We celebrate all Service members for the sacrifices they have made and continue to make every day to keep our country safe, and we honor our Zeiders employees for their hard work and dedication. Thank you for your service, today and every day! Learn more about how Zeiders support careers for members of our military community.

“Our Servicemen and women are serving throughout the world as guardians of peace–many of them away from their homes, their friends, and their families. They are visible evidence of our determination to meet any threat to the peace with measured strength and high resolve. They are also evidence of a harsh but inescapable truth–that the survival of freedom requires great cost and commitment, and great personal sacrifice.” President John F. Kennedy, 1963 proclamation of Armed Forces Day.