National Hug a GI Day

National Hug a GI Day

 

March 4, 2015 is National Hug a GI Day!

Did you know?

G.I. is a noun used to describe the soldiers of the United States Army and airmen of the United States Army Air Forces — and occasionally for U.S. Marines and shore bound sailors — and also for general items of their equipment.

The term G.I. has been used for a long time as an initialism of “Government Issue” or “General Issue”, but it originally referred to “galvanized iron”, as used by the logistics services of the United States Armed Forces.

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Did you know?
Wikipedia states that, soldiers and airmen sardonically referred to themselves as “G.I.” = “General Issue” items, all equally as disposable as helmets, boots, tents, canteens, rifles, jeeps, trucks, tanks, and combat aircraft. They viewed themselves as being “General Issue” items of “Uncle Sam” while they were in military service.

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