Celebrating Our Armed Forces’ Personnel
Canberra — 15 May 2009
Representatives of armed forces from countries around the world gathered at the Chief of Mission’s Residence Friday to join in commemorating U.S. Armed Forces Day. Defense Attaché Colonel Britschgi made remarks about the history of the day, and invited guests to charge a glass to the men and women of both the U.S. and Australian armed forces.
U.S. Armed Forces Day was established in 1949 by President Truman to mark the consolodation of the four branches of the military under the Department of Defense.