Tomorrow, April 5, is Army Day. Daysoftheyear.com says that it is a chance to show your appreciation for the armed forces without your having to enlist, and notes that many nations across the world celebrate Army Day, or Armed Forces Day –– from Armenia to Venezuela.
In Barbados we have the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), which is the name given to our combined armed forces. The BDF was established on August 15, 1979, and has responsibility for the territorial defence and internal security of the island.
Daysoftheyear.com further notes that the freedom to celebrate Army Day itself may have been a battle hard won and encourages us to celebrate this important day by remembering those who fight and those who have fought on our behalf.
– SHERNÉ ALLEYNE