May is Military Appreciation Month.

National Military Appreciation Month, celebrated every May, was introduced in 1999 to encourage U.S. citizens to observe the month as a symbol of unity. May is characterized by six national observances highlighting the extraordinary contributions of those who have served and sacrificed:

  • Loyalty Day and Silver Star Service Banner Day (May 1)
  • Victory in Europe Day (May 8)
  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 10)
  • Children of Fallen Patriots Day (May 13)
  • Armed Forces Day (May 18)
  • Memorial Day (May 27)

By Pamela Jimenez
Pamela Jimenez Program Director for the Center for Social Justice