'Armed Forces Day' at Navy Pier

May 17, 2008 4:55:24 PM PDT
The men and women of the United States military were honored at Navy pier Saturday as part of Armed Forces Day. The event was organized by the United Service Organization of Illinois and included a meet-and-greet with servicemen and women, as well as live entertainment.

Armed Forces Day was created in 1949 and is celebrated on the third Saturday of May. It honors those serving in all five branches of the military, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.