The history of Browning is intertwined with the military history of the United States and much of the world.
We are proud of the contributions made by our Founder, John Moses Browning. His design genius and sincere patriotism became a force for the preservation of freedom across the world.
But his contributions were not more than those made by the men and women of the United States Armed forces, and the forces of many other freedom loving countries around the world.
Armed Forces Day is a special recognition that can never do enough in offering our appreciation. President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.