MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH, 2019- ARMED FORCES DAY, MAY 18, 2019
The month of May is set aside as Military Appreciation Month. It’s another chance to say thank you to all of our service members, past and present. America and her liberties exist because you fought, and continue to fight for them. Thank you for your service.
Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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 5th – Saturday, May 11th, 2019. 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: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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
Date: Friday, May 10th, 2019. 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 18th, 2019. 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.
Date: Monday, May 27th, 2019. 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.
History of NMAM
In 1999 Senator John McCain introduced legislation to designate the month of May as National Military Appreciation Month. Both the Senate and House of Representatives adopted resolutions calling for Americans to recognize and honor U.S. Service Members during NMAM. These proclamations also urge the President to issue a proc
The month of May is set aside as Military Appreciation Month. It’s another chance to say thank you to all of our service members, past and present. America and her liberties exist because you fought, and continue to fight for them.