March 4 is 'National Hug a G.I. Day'

- Friday, March 4, 2016 is National Hug a G.I. Day. 

It marks the 20th annual day of observation since its inaugural celebration back in 1996, according to

To celebrate, just be sure to "find a G.I. you know and give them a hug", and if they're too far away, there's always the option of sending along a virtual one via text, e-mail, phone or even snail mail.

Those who take part in the day are encouraged to use "#HugAG.I.Day" along with any posts on social media.  

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