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Alright folks, do you know what today is? You should! It's Armed Forces Day, aka the one day of the year that we take the time to celebrate our troops.
Oh, you thought that was Memorial Day? Or maybe Veterans Day? Nope ... those are both national holidays with a military bent, but they're also both reserved for folks who have left the military. But today is the one day when the active duty military get their (very well-deserved) due.
A bona fide holiday since 1949, when Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days, this is the one and only day our hard-working troops get to celebrate THEM.
And what better way to honor them then with some quotes about what it is they sacrifice for every day? And who has said it better than the country singers who make it a point to pay tribute to our military on a regular basis?
Here are some of our favorite patriotic quotes from our favorite country singers to pay tribute to the men and women who are fighting every day to keep America free.
Feel free to pin 'em on Pinterest (check out The Stir's military board) and share them with a soldier you love!
Who are you paying tribute to today?
Image by Jeanne Sager