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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Armed Forces Day 2007

Hi everypuppy! It's me - Amber. Here in the States today, we are celebrating Armed Forces Day. To quote from The Patriot Post ...

This Saturday, 19 May, is Armed Forces Day, first set aside in 1949 by President Harry Truman to recognize the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense and to acknowledge the extraordinary dedication of America's uniformed Patriots standing ready in harm's way at home and around the world.
In the words of President Dwight Eisenhower, "It is fitting and proper that we devote one day each year to paying special tribute to those whose constancy and courage constitute one of the bulwarks guarding the freedom of this nation and the peace of the free world."
Since the opening shots of the American Revolution on 19 April 1775, American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen have plowed the ground for freedom. We remain the proud and the free because they remain on post today. For this, we, the American People, offer our heartfelt thanks.

Here at the Ao4, we offer our heartfelt thanks as well - we are so grateful to the brave men and women of our Armed Services! We appreciate you, we honor you, and we love you. Especially our daddy ... our favorite soldier of all time!

We encourage our fellow Americans to find a way to honor our troops today, even if it's "just" flying the flag or finding a service member to hug! We know our friends China & Madie's and Peanut & Flash's daddies are in the Army, too -- so a big thank roo to them and any other members of the military who are reading our blog today!

Love to all,


  1. Our Daddy says Thank you and Also Thank you to your daddy for his previous sevice.

  2. ah that should have said previous and continuing service. Once a soldier always a soldier.

  3. Cool!!! We will tell our Papa, he has 24 hour duty today! We'll try to get Mom to make a special salute post on our blog. Oh and give your Daddy a salute and a thank you too!
    China & Madie

  4. Tell your Dad thanks!
    We kind of stole your idea for our post today but we thought you wouldn't mind if we helped to spread the word.

    Roxie, Sammy & Andy

  5. Amber!

    Thanks for reminding us, We will go out right now and fly our Flag
    to honor all our soldiers!
    Thank Woooo's to your Dad...

    Frankie Girl and Maddie the Chocolate Bunny Lab

  6. Thank you so much for reminding us. Also, thanks to you and all the soldiers who protect us.

  7. Amber - that is a lovely post!

    I salute your Papa!

    And big thank you to all The Troops who are out there on the front line protecting us all!

    love and loyal Licks, Marvin Proud Trooper in the Army of Four....xxxxxx

  8. tell your dad we say THANKS! Our Mom's dad was in the Air Force, now he jets around in heaven and probably does cool tricks like in Top Gun!

  9. Anonymous7:10 PM

    Woo Woo Amber... please give your dad a hug from Tia and me and tell him thank you for all of your service to our country!

    Sitka and Tia

  10. Papa says thank you AO4! Oh and Mom didn't get a chance to blog anything! Oh well wish we could do it ourselves but the opposable thumb issue always comes up!
    China & Madie

  11. Big thank woos to your Dad and all the other soliders who keep us all so safe. If I knew how to salute, I would!

  12. Peanut: Thank you from my daddy!!!

    China & Madie: We will! Thank roo!

    Roxie, Sammy & Andy: We will; thank you! Oh, and we just LOVE your post! It's perfect!

    Franks and Maddie: You two are so very sweet! My dad is feeling the love! :)

    Boomer: It's our patriotic duty! And our pleasure!

    Marvin: Thank roo!

    Joey: If your mom's dad sees someone tooling around in a tank up there, it's our mom's dad! :) That's wonderful that your grandfather served!!!

    Sitka & Tia: I will! :)

    China & Madie: So MANY things come down to the lack of opposable thumbs, don't they? :( We totally understand!

    Echo: All of these thank woos to my daddy are making him feel mighty special! And he IS!!!

    Thank roo, everypuppy!

  13. My human Dad says thanks guys!!

    He was a Marine before meeting Mom and proudly served in whatr he calls the first gulf war. We also have extra reason to celebrate because my Uncle Clark (he's a Colonel in the Army) got back safely from serving in Iraq.

    Have a happy week!


  14. Hey Dory! Our dad was in the first Gulf War, too! Please give him AND your Uncle Clark big licks on the nose for us!!! We're so glad your uncle is home safely and we thoroughly appreciate his service!!!

  15. G'day Ao4, My mum's a yank and joins you in saluting our troops! xxx Asta down under