National Airborne Day
National Airborne Day allows us to remember the bravery and dedication of Airborne personnel of the Armed Forces. Since 1997, the American President George W Bush created this day.
This event was held on the anniversary of the first parachute jump by the US Army in 1940. The Parachute Test Platoon comprised 48 volunteers who made a successful jump in Georgia. This was a step forward for hundreds of thousands of paratroopers that followed their lead.
On National Airborne Day each year, a ceremony takes place at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, home to the 82nd Airborne Division. You can also find services in other areas of the US, and paratroopers have celebrated the occasion in Afghanistan. You can also observe a minute of silence if there aren’t any services in your area.