The third Saturday in May is Armed Forces Day. This year, that is May 16th. It is a day we honor those who are currently serving in all branches of our Armed Forces. Back in 1949, Armed Forces Day was established when they combined the separate military holidays – Army Day, Marines Day, etc. This was due in part to the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.
I have gathered some resources for you in honor of this holiday. Not only is it a great time to learn more about each of our Armed Forces, it is a wonderful opportunity to color some pictures or make a card and give or send it to those currently serving in our military.
FREE Armed Forces Activity Pack | Happy and Blessed Home
Armed Forces Day Coloring Pages | Honking Donkey
Armed Forces Day Coloring Pages | USA Printables
More Armed Forces Day Coloring Pages | Raising Our Kids
Armed Forces Day Word Search | Free Kids Crafts
Soldier Craft | The First Grade Parade
Easy Soldier Craft | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Pony Bead and Safety Pin Pattern | Making Friends
Personalized Dog Tag Cookies | Hungry Happenings
Try a fun game of U.S. Armed Forces Pictionary with your family!!
And even though they are not the same holiday, many of the Veteran’s Day printables would be okay to use as well. Especially those that talk about each branch of the military.
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2013. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank. Keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest or join her growing Thrifty Homeschoolers group on Facebook.