National Military Appreciation Month kicked off on May 1st. Military Appreciation Month is a time for U.S. citizens to observe and celebrate the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in pursuit of freedom.

If you like many others would like to pay your respects and show your appreciation for our armed forces, there are 6 National Observances taking place.

Loyalty Day Kicks Off National Military Appreciation Month  

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Date: Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
About: Loyalty Day kicks off our Nation’s month-long celebration of military appreciation.  It is a day set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States, and to reflect on the proud heritage of our American freedom.

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)

Date: Sunday, May 6th – Saturday, May 12th, 2018. Celebrated the first full week in May.
About: A time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.

Victory in Europe Day AKA V-E Day or VE Day

Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
About: May 8th, 1945 is the day when Germans throughout Europe unconditionally surrendered to the Allies. This day marked the end of World War II in Europe.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

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Date: Friday, May 11th, 2018. Traditionally set for the Friday before Mother’s Day.
About: A day to honor military spouses with appropriate ceremonies and activities.  Recognizes the important role our military families play in keeping our Armed Forces strong and our country safe.

Armed Forces Day

Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2018. Celebrated the third Saturday in May every year.
About: A single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.  This day honors everyone serving in the U.S. Military branches; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy. There is also Armed Forces Week which typically leads up to Armed Forces Day, although it is not an official observance, many activities are planned nonetheless during the week.

Memorial Day

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Date: Monday, May 28th, 2018. A Federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May.
About: A remembrance of our veterans.  Commemorates the men and women who died while in military service.

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