National Day of the Deployed
Reported By SPC K.Skitz
October 26th is the National Day of the Deployed in the United States. Each year since 2006 servicemen and women are recognized on this day for their service and their families sacrifices while their loved one is deployed. The National Day of the Deployed was founded in North Dakota when a servicemember’s cousin requested such a day to North Dakota’s Governor, John Hoevento. Since then, every year, North Dakota honors this day and by 2012 the entire nation joined in on honoring the Deployed.
There are several ways if you are a servicemember or a family member of someone in service to contribute to this day. Some of the more easier ways are going to your American Legion outposts which are throughout the country. From there, or other organizations, you can contribute to your local community in support of the United States Armed Forces.
For those who serve our country and are deployed they cover over 150 countries across the globe and there are approximately 165,000 servicemen and women on Active Duty permanently assigned in a foreign nation such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. It is these personnel we honor on this day from all branches of service.