Armed Forces Day 2011

Armed Forces Day 2011 - Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson, On August 31, 1949, announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days.

The single-day commemoration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense.

Last evening, Brigadier General Richard L Simcock, II, Principal Director (Asia & Pacific), Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Asia & Pacific) was awarded a Quilt of Valor for his service and scarifice for this Great Nation.

During the presentation, made possible by the Potomac Kiwanis ( the General also served as the personal representative of all our men and women veterans and those on active duty.

The Quilts of Valor Foundation ( has awarded 42,480 Quilt of Valor.

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