Vintage and near vintage art is popularly repurposed in jewelry and mixed media art. I have not decided what I will make with this piece, maybe a card later in the month for Operation Write Home’s annual blog hop, maybe a piece of jewelry. However, when I ran across this poster my son is the first person who came to mind.
The poster is circa 1951 and celebrates National Armed Forces Day. Here is the poster for May 18, 2013:
On February 27, 1950, President Harry Truman signed the proclamation declaring the third Saturday in May National Armed Forces Day. Parades at military bases in the US and abroad marked the day.
“Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by America’s defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality. It is the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea, and air defense,” President Truman said.
Here are a few more photos nabbed from the DOD site.
Arizona has its own Army National Guard Band that performs around the state.The jazz section is particularly super! http://www.108tharmyband.com/Home.aspx There are many military bands around the US. If you would like to request a band perform in your community you can do that HERE.
If your desire is to create something nice for our men and women currently in service check out the inspiration and instructions for making blank cards for them to send to loved ones at Operation Write Home where more than 2 million cards have been deployed since 2007.