Children of Fallen Patriots Day

Children of Fallen Patriots Day

Over the past 25 years, more than 15,000 children have lost their parents in military conflict. Children of Fallen Patriots Day was established to honor those children and also to raise awareness of the sacrifices they’ve made and the struggles they endure in the wake of the loss of their parent(s). The date, May 13th, […]

It’s Armed Forces Week

Armed Forces Week is observed in the week leading up to Armed Forces Day.

Armed Forces Week is observed in the week leading up to Armed Forces Day. It is a week set aside to remember past and present service among all the military branches. At one time there were separate occasions to celebrate each of the five branches, however, that was eventually consolidated down to one day to […]

It’s Military Spouse Appreciation Day

It's Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Every May the President declares it to be National Military Appreciation Month. This is set aside as a time to show gratitude and appreciation for the military past and present. There are multiple observance days in May that specifically acknowledge the members of the US military and the services they have provided for our country.  […]

Victory in Europe Day

Victory in Europe Day

On May 8, 1945, both the United States and Great Britain celebrated Victory in Europe Day or V-E Day. It is the day when the German Troops all over Europe laid down their arms. This was the beginning of the end of World War II. Cities across both nations acknowledged and rejoiced over the defeat […]

Today is Silver Star Service Banner Day

Today is Silver Star Service Banner Day

May 1 is set aside as a day to recognize those who have been awarded the Silver Star Medal and to honor those veterans who have been wounded or are ill. This day is known as Silver Star Service Banner Day. In 2010 a Congressional resolution was passed recognizing Silver Star Service Banner Day. At […]

Military Brats Day

Military Brats Day

April is the Month of the Military Child, so it seems fitting that the last day of the month would be set aside to celebrate Military Brats. The term “military brat” is a long-standing phrase used to describe the children of military members. While it can be used in a derogatory way, over the decades […]

May 1st is National Loyalty Day

May 1st is National Loyalty Day

National Loyalty Day is a holiday set aside for Americans to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States of America, and to recognize the heritage of American freedom. Loyalty Day was made an official holiday on July 18, 1958. However, it was first observed on May 1, 1955.  Each year Loyalty Day is honored with […]

Happy Birthday to the Army Reserve

Happy Birthday to the Army Reserve

The Army Reserve celebrates its 112th birthday this year! Each year on April 23, the Army Reserve celebrates its inception as well as its contributions to two World Wars, the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, and countless other missions.  The Army Reserve provides combat support, peacekeeping, and civil support. Army Reservists today […]