Designated by Congress, National Military Appreciation Month allows our nation the time and place to focus our attention to express our appreciation and to recognize our Armed Services and to remember our American History.
May, National Military Appreciation months include 5 days special days set aside to recognize, remember, and appreciate all our Military men and women and their families who have served our country throughout its history. Many have given their lives to defend our freedom.
It includes, Loyalty Day, May 1st; Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 6th; Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), May 8th; Armed Forces Day, May 21st; and Memorial Day, May 31st.
“National Military Appreciation Month started as a simple idea; to gather America around its military family to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate those who have served and those now serving and to know the history behind it all. This idea was then legislated twice to achieve greater national attention and recognition…It recognizes those on active duty in all branches of the services, the National Guard and Reserves plus retirees, veterans, and all of their families – well over 90 million Americans and more than 230 years of our nation’s history. Let us celebrate them just as we celebrate the other important entities that make up this wonderful country of ours.”