National Hug a G.I. Day:
The most awaited National Hug a G.I. Day is celebrated on March 4 of every year by people all over the world. It is celebrated to show our support and honor of all the military officers spending their lives protecting our nation.
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Why National Hug a G.I. Day:
Every year, on March 4, we celebrate it as a National Hug a G.I. Day in order to show our love, support, and gratitude to our Nation’s military soldiers and officers who spend their entire life saving and protecting our nation and us from the harm of any kind.
On this day, we celebrate to show our gratitude and honor the present military soldiers and officers as well as those who served our nation in the past and are now retired or are no more. This day, we appreciate them for their work and continue to do and celebrate it as the National Day.
The G.I. term is generally referred to as Army personnel, but on this day, any person, either a man or a woman in a uniform, are celebrated and appreciated for the job that they do. It is appreciating the people who sacrifice their life for their love to protect the Nation. In the 20th Century, the term G.I. was used to refer to galvanized iron. Then, later on, the term G.I. was used to refer to the German Artillery shells that were made from the galvanized iron.
This National day was initiated for the celebration by a lady named Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith. She was self-proclaimed by CNN as the Premier Eventologist. Along with this day, she has also brought my National Days into existence.
One has to celebrate this day, for it is because of these Military soldiers, Marines, Air Forces that we are able to live and sleep in peace. They fight not only in wars and battles but also during times of disasters and calamities. Such great fighters and warriors deserve a hug or at least a pat on their shoulder on this National Day.
The National Hug a G.I. Day will be celebrated on Thursday, March 4, 2021.
How Can We Observe National Hug a G.I. Day?
● Hug it out!
On this day, find a military officer or a person in a uniform and give him or her a tight hug.
- Talk for a few minutes.
You can talk to them about their experiences, achievements and get to know about how they feel on this National Day.
- Challenge people on Social Media
Please make a video with a Military soldier or an ex-servicemen / ex- servicewoman where you hug or talk to them and challenge your friends with #NationalHugaG.I.Day
Interesting Facts On National Hug a G.I. Day:
Here are a few fascinating facts about the evolution of the term G.I. for you to read and know.
- In the 20th Century, the term G.I was used as a notation to refer to the Galvanised Iron.
- During World War I, the G.I. term was used to represent the German artillery shells that were all made out of Galvanized iron.
- The soldiers in war used to refer to G.I. as General Issue or Government Issue.
- In World War II, the term was meant as Generic Enlisted men.
- At present, the term is used to refer to the Army people and soldiers.
- The G.I. term became permanent after President Franklin Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill.
History Of National Hug a G.I. Day:
The history of this National day is a fascinating one. This day was not proclaimed by a famous leader or a known personality but was introduced by a normal, simple person. The National Hug a G.I. Day was first introduced by a woman named Adrienne Sioux Koopersmithin the year 1996. She was self-proclaimed by CNN as the Premier Eventologist for America. She had selected this day, i.e., March 4, as the National Day as this date, when said aloud, means a military command called “March Forth!”.
As this date suits her notion, she had selected this day to appreciate and honor all our military officers, soldiers, ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen, and any person with a uniform that serves our nation. Along with day, Koopersmith had also introduced many other National days for all of us to celebrate and honor.
Since then, every year, March 4 is being celebrated as the National Hug a G.I. Day all over the world!