It’s the third Saturday in May, and that means we’re celebrating all five branches of the US military on Armed Forces Day. To commemorate our enlisted personnel on this occasion, we bring you this image of paratroopers filling the sky over Fort Bragg in North Carolina, for the annual charity event called Operation Toy Drop. Every December since 1998, Army and Air Force personnel have brought toys to donate to needy children, and in return, earned their foreign jump wings by taking a parachute-aided dive.
(1916) Three world powers carve up the Middle East.
Also on this day,
1935 | Lawrence of Arabia dies
1963 | MLK’s letter printed
1992 | “Long Island Lolita”