“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” ~ Billy Graham
Though some people and businesses recognize service members and veterans every day of the year, May in the US is a special period of time officially recognized as Military Appreciation Month. Designated in 1999 by Congress, National Military Appreciation Month ensures the nation can publicly demonstrate their appreciation of these men and women of the past and present. Many businesses offer discounts in the link below.
May recognizes many important events and military individuals. May 8 is Victory in Europe (VE) Day, which commemorates the end of WWII in Europe. Armed Forces Day has been celebrated on the third Saturday in May since 1950. Of course, the military could hardly accomplish any mission without the sacrifice of family members like the spouse at home who juggles all the responsibilities to keep a family rolling along as smoothly as possible while their loved one is deployed abroad. First recognized in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, the Friday before Mother’s Day in May is officially Military Spouses Appreciation Day. This day is set aside to recognize those husbands and wives who have a such great impact on the lives and communities of the military.
It’s hard to say “Thank You” enough to the men, women, and families that sacrifice so much for our freedoms. Many businesses offer discounts to active duty, retired military, and veterans. Military.com has recently compiled a short list of those offering discounts to the military community. We included a link to that list below.
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