Question: Why Thursday, any significance??
It gives folks enough time to get the word out and to prepare. Something had to be done this week and this looks like it might do the job.
Um, I thot Thursday was Queers-day. (Anyone remember that?)
Army Day is on April 6th!
Army Day can be traced back to a little-known Defense Test Day, which was observed only twice: once in 1924 and once in 1925. On April 4, 1936, President Roosevelt issued a proclamation that Army Day be recognized by Congress as April 6 and observed nationwide. On March 1, 1937, Congress passed Resolution #5-75 that officially recognized Army Day. Army Day is observed nationally on April 6.
Saw it on my VFW calender this morning!