On June 12, 1948, President Truman signed the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, acknowledging the great contributions that women had made in the military and permitting women to serve as full members of the U.S. armed forces. Thank you to all who have served.
Today we honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Today, on Armed Forces Day, we honor the men and women who are currently serving and those who have served and sacrificed to defend our freedom.
In a speech announcing the creation of the day on August 31, 1949, President Harry S. Truman “praised the work of the military services at home and across the seas.” He said, “It is vital to the security of the nation and to the establishment of a desirable peace.”
The Dog Tag Fellowship Program is still going strong thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff and fellows.
A recent article for Eater DC explored how the program is continuing while the bakery is closed and our team is working from home.
“We went through phases depending on what was happening with the government to make sure everyone was healthy and safe,” says Claire Witko, director of programs at the bakery. “The [fellows] we work with joined this program for a reason. They’re speaking a greater purpose for themselves. They want to be connected to a community. They’re looking for that next step. We decided we can still deliver that with a virtual model.”
All guest speakers, including Georgetown professors and representatives from companies like Hilton and Boeing, have gone virtual, too. Witko says the virtual curriculum also lets family members join brainstorming sessions. Breaks encouraging people to get outside for “mindfulness sessions” are now regularly scheduled.