Fifteen years ago, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publically demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members past and present. May was designated National Military Appreciation Month because it has most days dedicated to celebrating and commemorating the military’s achievements. Events throughout the month include Victory in Europe Day (May 8th), Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 9th), Armed Forces Day (May 17th) and Memorial Day (May 26th).
National Military Appreciation Month’s purpose is for America to honor, remember, distinguish and appreciate those who have served and those now serving and to appreciate the history behind it all. The United States Armed Forces have played a significant role the in the growth and history of our country. Many thanks to all military members, past and present. You are continuing a proud tradition of service and we appreciate all that you do.