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We salute you, U.S. Armed Forces

National Armed Services Week is this week, and it is a time to recognize and celebrate the men and women who serve or have served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve. Camellia would like to especially pay tribute to those in the United States Armed Forces who died for our country, and all of those who dedicate their lives today to protect our country.

The first Armed Forces Day was created by Louis Johnson, the United State Secretary of Defense, to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days and was on May 20, 1950. The theme for that day was “Teemed for Defense,” which expressed the unification of all military forces under one government department. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the day was designed to expand public understanding of what type of job each branch performed and the role of the military in civilian life.

Camellia Hospice, along with cities and communities across the country, will have events and activities to honor our military personnel who sacrifice their lives to promote and protect the citizens of the United States of America. Activities will include recognition ceremonies, multi-service military displays open to the public, various educational activities that teach our children about the United States Armed Forces and local parades and celebrations.

Camellia Hospice salutes the brave and dedicated individuals serving in our Armed Forces.


Roxan Smith

Hospice administrator