Today was Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day was created under Harry Truman in 1949, celebrating all the branches of the military. Among other things, it was meant to be a day to honor and acknowledge the people of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Many recognized it today, including Senator Ted Cruz and Rep. Darrell Issa:
This Armed Forces Day & every day, we are so grateful for the service of the men & women who wear the uniform: https://t.co/8HoliBdlqj
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) May 17, 2014
— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) May 17, 2014
But our President, our Commander-In-Chief, failed to recognize it in his Twitter account, although the account recognized ‘International Day Against Homophobia Or Transphobia’, even using the #IDAHOT hashtag.
"No one should face violence or discrimination—no matter who they are or whom they love." —President Obama #IDAHOT
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 17, 2014
Various embassies followed suit, going to the trouble to recognize the IDAHOT date by displaying the Pride flag, but making no mention of Armed Forces Day:
— James Costos (@JamesCostos) May 17, 2014
— US Embassy The Hague (@usembthehague) May 17, 2014
— U.S. Embassy Prague (@USEmbassyPrague) May 16, 2014
— Anthony Webb (@w5anth) May 18, 2014