Saturday, May 18, 2019
South Dakota Air National Guard
1201 W. Algonquin St. - Hangar 40
Sioux Falls, SD
The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Military & Veterans Affairs Committee is hosting the annual Armed Forces Day program on Saturday, May 18. The program will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the South Dakota Air National Guard, 1201 W. Algonquin St. Hangar 40.
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank military members for their patriotic service in support of the country. On Aug. 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.
The 2019 event features a formal military program, Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert and Avenue of Flags Ceremony. “Stars & Stripes” awards will be presented to selected Sioux Falls citizens who proudly fly the American flag year round. Outstanding Achievement Awards will be presented to selected guardsmen/women and reservists for outstanding military achievement and commitment to their country and community.
Oath of Enlistment Ceremonies will induct South Dakota volunteers into the U.S. Armed Forces.
For more information, contact Valerie Willson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (605) 373-2010.