May is National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM). Let’s all take this opportunity to honor the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom.
The month of May is characterized by six national observances which highlight the contributions of those who have served.
Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. This year it will be celebrated on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Thanks to President Harry S. Truman, it’s a day to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. President Truman led the effort to establish a holiday in order for citizens to unite and to honor our military heroes for their patriotic service in support of the United States of America.
Although, originally, there were single day celebrations for each branch of the military, the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force; this format changed on August 21, 1949, when Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day. Stemming from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense, the annual celebration now commemorates all branches of the military during one solitary day.
For more information, go to: https://militarybenefits.info/national-military-appreciation-month/#ixzz5nuf5hmS0
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