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NATIONAL AIRBORNE DAY – August 16

National Airborne Day - August 16

National Airborne Day – August 16

NATIONAL AIRBORNE DAY

National Airborne Day is celebrated each year on August 16.   This is a day designated by the United States Congress to honor the nation’s airborne forces of the Armed forces.  National Airborne Day was created in 2001 by 43rd United States President, George W. Bush.

August 16, 1940 marks the date of the first official Army parachute jump, validating the innovative concept of inserting United State ground combat forces behind a battle line by parachute. 

For more information on National Airborne Day, see: 
http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=44792
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/sres235

For more great information on these and other holidays, check out the “Queen of Holidays” Jace Shoemaker-Galloway at http://www.examiner.com/holidays-in-national/jace-shoemaker-galloway

CELEBRATE

Post on social media using #NationalAirborneDay to spread the word.

HISTORY

It was on August 3, 2009 that the Senate recognized National Airborne Day with Senate Resolution 235.

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