17 May May is Military Appreciation Month
May been designated Military Appreciation Month. It’s an opportunity for civilians to acknowledge and thank all those who serve our country. At home and abroad, military men and women dedicate themselves to defending American ideals. They put themselves in harm’s way and perform under the harshest conditions in the constant quest for peace and freedom. Thanks to their determined spirit of patriotism and professionalism, our country has a powerful and unified defense team,
- May 12th is Military Spouse Appreciation Day – a day set aside to recognize military spouses.
- May 20th is Armed Forces Day – it’s a day to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces
- May 29th is Memorial Day – is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.
“Our Servicemen and women are serving throughout the world as guardians of peace–many of them away from their homes, their friends and their families. They are visible evidence of our determination to meet any threat to the peace with measured strength and high resolve. They are also evidence of a harsh but inescapable truth–that the survival of freedom requires great cost and commitment, and great personal sacrifice.”
President John F. Kennedy, 1963
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