Armed Forces Appreciation Day
What exactly is Armed Forces Day? How did this come to be? President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. Check out all the official posters since 1949, graphic history.
The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. Many events across the United States take place on Armed Forces Day to honor Americans in uniform who served their country in times of war and peace.
Tailgators Sports Grill
Pairing up with the
1st Annual Spring Bash
Hot Rod Custom & Classic Car Show
Celebrating our Armed Forces Day
May 21, 2016
Hosted by The Chrome Shop and Fresh Face Talent
Facilitated and Directed by Olympia Parks
On May 21st at 10:00 am the back parking lot of Stanly Community College Crutchfield Campus will host a non traditional car show with a Party Twist. Fresh Face Talent’s models will be sporting era costumes to compliment the classic cars and honoring Armed Forces Day. Welcoming pictures, dancing and a party attitude contests and winners for dancing, costumes and yes of course the cars will receive cash prizes, trophies, discounts and good stuff all the way around. Top 12 winners will be featured in 2017 calendar with Fresh Face Models.
Arrival and set up time for cars and vendors is 10:00 am.
Special Armed Forces Presentation 11:30 am
Judging starts at 12:00 noon
Awards announced 2:00 pm
Party moves upward to Tailgators Sports Grill at 2:30
DJ Patio Party
Love Those Blues
Return at 7:00 for some real award winning Blues with
the Bill Miller Band
Veterans, Law Enforcement and Emergency Services
always receive 15% discount at Tailgators.
Early Bird Registration until April 21 $25
Late Registration $30
Armed Forces Discount $20 until April 30
Mail checks payable to David Parks
PO Box 272, Midland NC 28107
Contact and information email: Olympia Parks or call 980-621-1814