March 4 is Hug a GI Day

Just like May 4th (aka May the For(ce) be with you) is known as Star Wars Day, March 4th is the only date that is also a military command. Soldiers in the U.S. military — including members of the Army, Air Forces, and Marines — have been referred to as G.I.s since 1940, and today is the day that we celebrate everything they do for us with a big hug, either literal or metaphorical.

Soldiers, airmen, and Marines
Out of uniform not always seen
But they're on duty 24/7
Earth and space
Hell or heaven
Duty stations not always choice
The nation has the final voice
on where they serve and how long they stay
Please thank or hug a GI today.

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