Military Appreciation Month
In 1999, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month. This month was set aside so the people of our nation could publicly demonstrate their appreciation for our service members - past and present. Each year the U.S. President makes a proclamation to remind Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country. The month of May was chosen because it contains the most national observances honoring, celebrating and commemorating our military's achievements. These days include:
- Loyalty Day (May 1st)
- Victory in Europe (VE) Day (May 8th)
- Armed Forces Day (May 20th)
- Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 12th)
- Memorial Day (May 29th)
Be sure to check your local community for events in May that will be held for the purpose of celebrating your military service men and women. It has been an honor to serve our nation’s military personnel for more than 50 years. We are grateful for your dedicated service and noble sacrifice. We hope you feel the outpouring of appreciation from our nation during National Military Appreciation Month.