National WWII Museum Armed Forces Day Celebration
U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ashlin Kohus, a personnel officer with Headquarters Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve, receives a Military Advisory Committee Community Service Awards during a ceremony as a part of the National WWII Museum, Armed Forces Day Celebration in New Orleans, May 20, 2023. Celebrated on the third Saturday of May, Armed Forces Day is one of many military-themed holidays during the month of May, Military Appreciation Month. August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day in replacement of the separate Army, Navy, and Air Force Days. This celebration was developed from the fusion of all branches under one department, the Department of Defense.