May is the 16th annual Military Appreciation Month

5/1/2015

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May is National Military Appreciation Month! USBA joins our nation in saluting YOU who serve and have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Know that you are appreciated every day of the year.

May holds many special days set aside for commemorating our military’s achievements and celebrating those who serve. These observances include:

Loyalty Day: Friday, May 1, 2015
Our country sets aside this day to reaffirm our loyalty to the United States and reflect on the proud heritage of our American freedom.

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW):  Sunday, May 3 – Saturday, May 9, 2015
During the first week in May, we honor the men and women serving our country as Federal, state, county and local government employees.

Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day or VE Day): Thursday, May 9, 2015
While May 8th, 1945, was the day the Germans unconditionally surrendered to WW II Allies, the Allies agreed to mark May 9th, 1945, as V-E Day.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day: Friday, May 8, 2015
Traditionally the Friday before Mother’s Day, this is the day we honor military spouses and recognize the important role military families play in keeping our Armed Forces strong and our country safe.

Armed Forces Day: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Celebrated each year on the third Saturday, this day honors those serving in all U.S. Military branches—U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2015
A Federal holiday, Memorial Day is observed the last Monday in May as a day of remembrance for our veterans. It also honors all the men and women who have died while serving their country.

When you have the chance, visit your local schools and help bring military history to life for our country’s youngest citizens. Give them the opportunity to visit with you, learn about your service to our country, and put a name and face with the term “U.S. military.”

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