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Armed Forces Day 2020

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Armed Forces Day is in 2020 on a Sunday (May 17, 2020)

This is no special holliday. But it is Sunday so probably you already have a day off.

When is Armed Forces Day?

DateWeek Number.Days until
Armed Forces Day
Sunday 17 May 2020 Week 20273
Sunday 16 May 2021 Week 19637
Sunday 15 May 2022 Week 191001

What is Armed Forces Day?

In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. It falls near the end of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May. First observed on 20 May 1950, the day was created on 31 August 1949, to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches - the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard - following the consolidation of the military services in the U.S. Department of Defense. It was intended to replace the separate Army-, Navy-, Air Force-, Marine Corps- and Coast Guard Days, but the separate days are still observed, especially within the respective services. See also Armed Forces Day on Wikipedia.

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