Today, Saturday May 17, 2014 is Armed Forces Day when we honor the men and women of the US Armed Forces. This day honoring a unified Armed Service was created in 1949 and signed into law by President Harry Truman. As Former Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird so accurately noted “Our servicemen and women shoulder the burden of defense as one of the responsibilities of citizenship in this free country. Having participated in protecting our rights and having met oppression on the battlegrounds of the world, they are able to appreciate and savor the blessings of citizenship in the country they serve.”
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation is grateful to the men and women who voluntarily serve in our armed forces protecting our freedom. So on Saturday let’s celebrate Armed Forces Day but don’t forget that these committed men and women are serving every day, so we should honor them and remember their sacrifices every day of the year. Join us in honoring our Armed Services by:
- Flying the Flag
- Attending a parade or local celebration
- Considering adding someone you know who has or is serving in the military on the Business and Professional Women’s Wall of Honor CLICK HERE
About Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
BPW Foundation supports workforce development programs and workplace policies that recognize the diverse needs of working women, their families, communities and businesses. BPW Foundation is a 501 © (3) research and education organization.
BPW Foundation’s signature programming Joining Forces Mentoring Plus provides free employment tools and connects women veterans of all branches, eras, ranks and military/veteran spouses with volunteer working-women mentors and subject-matter experts. The program, framed around “Working Women Helping Women Work,” meets these women where they are and helps them translate their military skills and build self-confidence to find and keep meaningful civilian careers, or start and grow their own businesses.
To learn more, visit http:www.bpwfoundation.org. To join the mentoring program as either a mentor, subject matter expert or mentee sign up on the joiningforcesmentoringplus.org webpage.