March 4th is Hug a GI Day. This is not a national holiday, but it is still a day set aside to acknowledge and thank those members of the US Armed Forces for their service and sacrifice. While it is unknown when this day began, or what its origins are, it’s a nice way to thank active members and veterans for their service to our country. 

Today and every day we should embrace and thank the active members and veterans of our military for all they do and have done for our freedoms. 

On this day especially get out there and (with their permission, of course) hug a GI from one of the branches of our military!