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Armed Forces Day

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A Brief History

On the third Saturday of every May, we as a nation celebrate Armed Forces Day.

President Truman wanted to commemorate all who served in the military and said “It is vital to the security of the nation and to the establishment of a desirable peace."

soldiers armed forces day

Truman’s Secretary of Defense wanted to combine all the days that celebrated the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force into one day - Armed Forces Day.

This single day celebrated the Armed Forces being unified, under the Department of Defense.

 

 

Armed Forces Day Facts

1. The Department of Defense is the largest employer in the United States, boasting over two million employees.

2. That being said, the largest office building in the world, the Pentagon, is run by the Department of Defense.

the pentagon office

3. With so many employees, the Department of Defense has its share of real estate, with a portfolio of 8.8 million acres across the United States.

4. All seven continents across the globe have Department of Defense activities and presence. 

5. The leaders of our great nation even served in the armed forces - 29 of them to be exact!

presidents who served in the army

 

 

Armed Forces Day Canes

Here at Fashionable Canes, we are proud to be Americans, so each cane has an organizational emblem, to show pride for your branch of service.

 

Veterans of War

Our first cane is called Veterans of War.

The cane is made from genuine beechwood, with a department of veterans emblem on the comfortable, knobbed handle.

Veterans of War Knob Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar

 

 

 

 

Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar

Those who served in the Navy will appreciate the Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar.

This sophisticated cane has a custom pewter collar with stars and stripes, designed by an artisan.

Navy Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar

 

 

U.S. Navy White Round Knob Cane With Custom Color Ash Shaft & Collar

Our second cane, to represent the Navy, is the U.S. Navy White Round Knob Cane With Custom Color Ash Shaft & Collar, with the stars and stripes.

U.S. Navy White Round Knob Cane w/ Custom Color Ash Shaft & Collar

 

 

 


 

Our next branch is the Air Force, and here we have the Air Force Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar.

This cane shows true American pride with the flag collar.

Air Force Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar

 

 

 

 

U.S. Air Force Black Round Knob Cane With Custom Wood Shaft & Collar

The second Air Force cane is the U.S. Air Force Black Round Knob Cane With Custom Wood Shaft & Collar.

The white, pearl ring reading "United States Air Force" with the Air Force Seal will stand out and show your branch of service.

 U.S. Air Force Black Round Knob Cane w/ Custom Wood Shaft & Collar

 

 

 

 

U.S. Marine Corps Knob Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar

We represent the Marines, with our U.S. Marine Corps Knob Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar.

You can choose between a flag and rose collar, adding a majestic touch to the cane.

U.S. Marine Corps Knob Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar

 

 

 

U.S. Marine Corps Dark Blue Round Knob Cane With Custom Wood Shaft & Collar

Our next Marines cane is the U.S. Marine Corps Dark Blue Round Knob Cane With Custom Wood Shaft & Collar.

This knob is made from high impact polymer resin, specifically formulated for the automobile industry, that will not develop stress cracks or aging.

U.S. Marine Corps Dark Blue Round Knob Cane w/ Custom Wood Shaft & Collar

 

 

 

Army Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar

The U.S. Army is commemorated with the Army Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar.

The golden Army emblem on the cane will show your true pride and character.

Army Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar

 



U.S. Army Green Round Knob Cane With Custom Color Ash Shaft & Collar

Our second cane, from the Army, is the U.S. Army Green Round Knob Cane With Custom Color Ash Shaft & Collar.

The choices of multiple vibrant colors for the cane shaft and choices for the collar make this perfect for a reunion or gathering.

U.S. Army Green Round Knob Cane w/ Custom Color Ash Shaft & Collar

 

 

 

 

Coast Guard Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar

We honor those who protect our waterways, with the Coast Guard Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar.

Coast Guard Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar

 

 

 

U.S.A. Flag Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar

Show your pride for the stars and stripes, with the U.S.A. Flag Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar.

The flag stands out on the black beechwood handle.

U.S.A Flag Flat Top Walking Stick With Black Beechwood Shaft and Pewter Collar

 

 

 

Colors Don't Run Eagle Handle Walking Cane With Inlaid Ovangkol Shaft and Silver Collar

The eagle, a symbol of strength, independence, and pride, represents our nation.

We show our nation’s symbol with the Colors Don't Run Eagle Handle Walking Cane With Inlaid Ovangkol Shaft and Silver Collar.

This cane is hand-carved from the exotic Ovangkol wood.

Colors Don't Run Eagle Handle Walking Cane With Inlaid Ovangkol Shaft and Silver Collar

 

 

 

Blue Chrome Plated Eagle Head Handle Walking Cane With Denim Blue Ash Wood Shaft and Silver Collar

Our next eagle cane is the Blue Chrome Plated Eagle Head Handle Walking Cane With Denim Blue Ash Wood Shaft and Silver Collar.

The chrome accentuates the strong features of the eagle.

 Blue Chrome Plated Eagle Head Handle Walking Cane With Denim Blue Ash Wood Shaft and Silver Collar

 

 

 

Courageous Eagle Bone Handle Walking Cane With Custom Shaft and Collar

Our third eagle cane is the Courageous Eagle Bone Handle Walking Cane With Custom Shaft and Collar.

All bone canes we have are meant as showpieces and are quite fragile to handle.

Courageous Eagle Bone Handle Walking Cane w/Custom Shaft and Collar



 

Gazing Eagle Bone Handle Walking Cane With Custom Shaft and Collar

The fourth eagle cane, also carved from bone, is the Gazing Eagle Bone Handle Walking Cane With Custom Shaft and Collar.

The fine details of this cane are methodically carved by artisans with skills passed down from generation to generation.

Gazing Eagle Bone Handle Walking Cane w/Custom Shaft and Collar

 

 

 

Eagle Head Brass Shoe Horn Ash Wood

Our final item to show the eagle is the Eagle Head Brass Shoe Horn made from Ash Wood.

The brass eagle head paired with this wood truly serves as a luxury item and displays the elegance of our nation’s symbol.

Eagle Head Brass Shoe Horn Ash Wood

 

 

 

 

To all who serve in the armed forces and protect our country, thank you for your service, and God Bless America.

god bless america