One of my favorite post on my blog Lest We Forget
It’s about William Lagasse a doughboy… from Bristol, Connecticut.
Originally posted on pacificparatrooper:
In the U.S., if you do not fly your flag everyday, here is a special occasion to put out the sign of your patriotism! In 1949, President Truman decided to consolidate the individual Army, Navy, Marine, etc. days into one as a means of signifying the unification of all the military forces under a single government. (The Marines did not give up their day, but also celebrate AFD.)