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Thunder Over Augusta puts focus of Augustans on Armed Forces Day

Augusta brings the thunder, and the appreciation, to Armed Forces Day. "I've never seen (Armed Forces Day) celebrated like this anywhere but here," said Sgt. Justin Boswell, of the Army Noncommissioned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-05-15/thunder-over-augusta-puts-foc
Metro | Richmond County Crime
Annual event is canceled

...Augusta this year.Thunder Over Augusta, the city's Armed Forces Day celebration, will take a break in 2011. Donnie Thompson...Thompson said.Augusta's is one of the largest Armed Forces Day celebrations ever seen, officers stationed at Fort...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-05-06/annual-event-canceled
Metro
Construction work silences annual Thunder Over Augusta

...this year. Thunder Over Augusta, the city's annual Armed Forces Day celebration, will take a break in 2011.Donnie Thompson...Gordon have said Augusta's is one of the largest Armed Forces Day celebrations they've ever seen. Highlights include...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2011-05-11/construction-work-sil
Applause | Things to Do
Expanded festival, fireworks will honor military veterans

...spearheaded last year's Thunder Over Augusta event, an Armed Forces Day celebration honoring military veterans past and present...event focuses on the idea and ideals celebrated on Armed Forces Day, he said. "We felt like there was a need," he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/16/met_524202.shtml
Metro
Give our GIs a break

...Department of Defense as a single force for freedom in 1949, Defense Secretary Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday in May to replace the separate Army, Navy and Air Force days. President Harry S. Truman said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/17/edi_372861.shtml
Editorials
Take care with fireworks

...would take our family to see beautiful fireworks displays on holidays such as the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day. They explained that the colorful bursts were symbolic of explosions from gunfire and bombs in battle, during wartime...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-12-29/take-care-fireworks
Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Poppy Lady' started tradition of red paper memorials

...including several uniforms, rifles, guns, recruitment posters, etc.The exhibit focuses on the observances of Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, D-Day Invasion and Independence Day. Visit mcduffiemuseum.com or call (706) 595-9923 for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-06-04/ramblin-rhodes-poppy-
Augusta Warrior Project plans first national symposium

...largest privately funded military celebration in the country will take place, Thunder Over Augusta, in salute to Armed Forces Day and the men and women in uniform."I am excited about the opportunity for Augusta and communities nationwide, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-06/augusta-warrior-project-plans
Columbia County festival to offer family fun

...display after 8 p.m. The festival precedes Fund the Boom, a private evening event to raise funds for the annual Armed Forces Day Thunder Over Augusta fireworks show."It is such an incredible event for the military in that community in May...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-04-08/columbia-county-festi
Masters Week festival starts Wednesday in Evans

...with a fireworks display after 8 p.m., followed by Fund the Boom, a private event to raise money for the annual Armed Forces Day Thunder Over Augusta fireworks show.Fund the Boom, from 8:30-11 p.m., will feature guest speaker Rudy Guiliani...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-04-09/masters-week-festival