Every third Saturday of May, we proudly celebrate those who serve our country with honor, integrity and a great deal of sacrifice. These proud Americans are part of our 5 U.S. Military branches – the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard. And what they provide – peace, security and dedication to protecting us all – is invaluable. Our freedom to express ourselves, practice our faith and be fabulous relies on their dedication and the selfless nature with which they lead their lives. Armed Forces Day is OUR opportunity to give our heartfelt appreciation to ALL of our troops, both at home and overseas, and let them know how much we value their sacrifice. While many will participate in parades and receptions, many are hard at work protecting our freedom in foreign lands in line of duty. OUR duty is to support and honor members of our Armed Forces and their families who know firsthand what it’s like to serve first and tend to their families second.
Former Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson said it best, “The heritage of freedom must be guarded as carefully in peace as it was in war…Sacrifice, not selfishness, must be the eternal price of liberty. Vigilance, not appeasement, is the byword of living freedoms.”
As a demonstration of the appreciation for their dedication, professionalism and commitment to peace keeping, JustFab is running a promotion in our store: 20% off any purchase of $39.95 or higher for current and veteran members of the military (with a valid I.D.).
As we move through our days, lives, let’s all take a moment to appreciate those who serve to preserve the freedoms and the peace that we all sometimes take for granted. Those who serve do so expecting nothing in return. It is an act of sacrifice and honor. My family and I are proud to celebrate Armed Forces Day and I know you all are, too.