Theodore's World: U.S. Army Day April 6th TODAY

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April 06, 2008

U.S. Army Day April 6th TODAY

Tribute to Men & Women of the US Army

Military Order of the World War under Colonel Thatcher Luquer established Army Day. Army Day was first celebrated on May 1, 1928. That date was chosen in hopes of dampening Communists' celebration of Workers' Day, which also occurs on May 1. But, starting in 1929, Army Day was changed to April 6, the anniversary date of the United States' entry into World War I.

Army Day was established as a nationwide observance to draw public attention to national defense and to acquaint the public with Army activities. In addition, the day was used to stress the need for military preparedness, which the nation had lacked as it entered earlier major conflicts. "The failure to make adequate preparation for the inevitable struggle, the consequent suffering from disease and death entailed upon the armies which were hastily raised, the prolongation of the conflict far beyond the time which sufficient and equipped forces would have required for victory, and the heavy costs of reconstruction" were caused by the lack of preparation of the nation.

THANK YOU to all of you that served in the U.S. Army! Thank you with all my heart. I am so sorry I am late posting this.

....Thank you SSgt.Steve for letting me know about this very special day.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 6, 2008 07:18 PM


I gave the Army a shot back in 56 in the Army
reserve.Little did I know it ment years of meetings. some what of a wise guy after a few months I up and stopped going to meetings,well they didn't much like that and sent me a love letter,as things wern't going well at home and
school I went down to the post office and joined
the Navy.I have the up-most respect for the Army
but they didn't have any Tincan's,A fast ship
going in Harms way,29 knot's no black smoke,"that
is really old school"...

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at April 6, 2008 08:15 PM

I am proud of every day I spent in the Army.

Posted by: TomR at April 6, 2008 08:25 PM

Wild, thank you for posting it.
Let's all honor the Army every day.

Posted by: LomaAlta at April 6, 2008 09:00 PM

Thanks be to God for the brave fighting men and women of the Army. Especially those in harm's way.
Bless them and hold them tight. Lead them as you would have them be.

Posted by: Lynn at April 6, 2008 09:21 PM

I have nothing against the Army, and thought about it briefly, when I was 5, until I was informed by my father and brother(both former Marine of WW 2 and Marine heading for Korea,) that if I joined the Army , I was no longer welcome, in the family home. Any other service was considered a sacrilege. Consequently I made the right dicision when the time came.

But the Army is well deserving of any recognition they can get. Lord knows how hard they try.

So to all you dogfaces out there Happy Army Day. And I really mean it.

God bless them all.

Posted by: Mark at April 6, 2008 10:12 PM

I'm proud of my Army service too. Thanks WT and all.

Posted by: Jack at April 6, 2008 10:50 PM

Tincan Sailor, thanks for sharing about your experience in the Army Reserves. I am glad you were happy with the Navy. Thank you for serving Tincan. :)

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 6, 2008 11:20 PM

Tom,I am so glad and appreciate so much that you served. Nick's cousin was in the Army and two of my Uncles were in the Army too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 6, 2008 11:23 PM

LomaAlta, I agree they should be honored every day.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 6, 2008 11:24 PM

Lynn, beautiful and Amen to all you said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 6, 2008 11:25 PM

Mark, BIG smile great story. I am so glad you are a Marine Mark. Thank you for being here and for serving our country.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 6, 2008 11:27 PM

Jack thank you, what a special life I have to know you and all on here. To be able to say thank you and learn from all the sharing on here too. Thank you for serving our country.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 6, 2008 11:29 PM

From the 77 Minutemen at Lexington & Concord (April 19, 1775) to the First Continental Army.... ARMY STRONG and FREEDOM ISN'T FREE.
I'll watch PATTON today and toast a GERMAN BEER to old blood & guts! PROST!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at April 7, 2008 12:50 AM

Thanks for the many posts in support of our brave military.

And Happy Birthday! (4/7)

Posted by: USCitizen at April 7, 2008 01:15 AM

Darth, great idea, love it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 7, 2008 04:29 AM

USCitizen oh wow thank you so much for remembering my birthday.And for reading my blog. You are very kind.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 7, 2008 04:31 AM