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Hug a GI Day

Monday, March 04, 2013

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When : Always March 4th

Today is a day that we all can embrace. It's "Hug a GI Day". Give a great big hug to any and all GIs you see today. The men and women in our armed forces deserve our thanks and appreciation.

GI's perform an invaluable service to our country. They risk their lives for our freedom, and to keep us safe. A simple hug is a small thanks for this vital service to our country.

Origin of "Hug a GI Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. If it was a GI who created this day, we'd like to give him, or her, a big hug.

"I think the origin of the holiday is because of the date. It’s the only date in the calendar that is an order…March Forth! It’s a military thing." Sabrina Honda, USAF

This Day in History March 4
Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard his ship Niña from his voyage to what is now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean. (1493)
Hernan Cortes arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth. (1519)
The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter. (1628)
Charles II grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania. (1681)
American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army fortifies Dorchester Heights with cannon, leading the British troops to abandon the Siege of Boston. (1776)
In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect. (1789)
A Constitutional Act is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario). (1791)
Vermont is admitted to the U.S. as the fourteenth state. (1791)
The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress. (1794)
Americans defeat the British at the Battle of Longwoods between London, Ontario and Thamesville, near present-day Wardsville, Ontario. (1814)
The city of Chicago is incorporated. (1837)
The first national flag of the Confederate States of America (the "Stars and Bars") is adopted. (1861)
The third and final national flag of the Confederate States of America is adopted by the Confederate Congress. (1865)
U.S. President William Taft used what became known as a Saxbe fix, a mechanism to avoid the restriction of the U.S. Constitution's Ineligibility Clause, to appoint Philander C. Knox as U.S. Secretary of State (1909)
Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives. (1917)
The USS Cyclops (AC-4) departs from Barbados and is never seen again, presumably lost with all hands in the Bermuda Triangle. (1918)
Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet. (1933)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATRICIAAK 3/4/2013 7:36PM

    Wish I lived closer to my GI son so I could hug him in person.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 3/4/2013 6:43PM

    I am all for that!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PICKIE98 3/4/2013 4:07PM

    Hubba-hubba!! You send me some and I will be sure to hug them!!wink,wink!

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HANSBRINK 3/4/2013 2:21PM

  I've been reading "The Greatest Generation" by Tom Brokaw. An insightful book on how "ordinary people" did extraordinary things!

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MARTYLYNN1 3/4/2013 1:20PM

    I do thank members of the military and shake their hands when I see them. Not planning on getting out so I will just have to hug the veteran who lives with me.

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PMAY0313 3/4/2013 8:43AM


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MNABOY 3/4/2013 1:44AM

    Glad to see a Hug day, Does this extend to discharged soldiers?

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