Blog Posts in "Military Holidays & Appreciati"

The True Meaning of Memorial Day Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May. It marks the unofficial start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its unofficial end. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a... read more

Military Spouse Appreciation Day~May 6, 2022 Every year on the Friday before Mother's Day, we as a country celebrate Military Spouses nationwide. Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a day to recognize the strength, sacrifices and commitment of military spouses in the United States of America. President Ronald Reagan recognized the profound importance of spouse commitment to the readiness and well-being of military members and declared May 23, 1984 the first Military Spouse Day with Proclamation 5184, dated April 17, 1984. The US Secretary of Defense, Caspar Weinberger standardized the date by... read more

Celebrating National Military Brats Day: Honoring the Unsung Heroes In the vast tapestry of our society, there are threads that often go unnoticed, yet they form an integral part of the fabric of our nation. Among these threads are the children of military families, affectionately known as "military brats." Today, on National Military Brats Day, we celebrate and honor these unsung heroes who navigate the unique challenges and opportunities of growing up in a military environment. How did Military Brats Day Come About? Military Brats Day was deemed an unofficial holiday by Military Brats Inc.,... read more

Happy 76th Birthday to the Air Force Reserve History of the Air Force Reserve via afreserve.com Since President Harry S. Truman called for the formation of the Air Force Reserve in 1948, it has been a critical part of the nation's defense. Its mission is to provide combat ready forces to Fly, Fight and Win. Operating in various locations around the world, the Air Force Reserve has evolved from a "stand by" force for emergencies into a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the Active Duty Air Force. The Air Force Reserve currently performs about 20 percent of the work of the Air Force, including tradition... read more

APRIL IS DESIGNATED THE MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD ~A MONTH TO HONOR & CELEBRATE THE SACRIFICES, RESILIENCE AND COURAGE OF OUR MILITARY KIDDOS~ History of Month of the Military Child (Via U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity ) April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices and the challenges they over... read more