Holidays and Observances

February
USO Birthday February 4
National Salute to Veteran Patients Week of February 14
Coast Guard Reserve Birthday February 19

March
Navy Reserve Birthday March 3
Hug a GI Day March 4
K 9 Veterans Day March 13
American Legion Birthday March 15
Medal of Honor Day March 25
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day March 29 (Mar. 30 some states)

April
Month of the Military Child Entire Month
Gold Star Spouses Day April 4
Air Force Reserve Birthday April 14
Army Reserve Birthday April 23

May
National Military Appreciation Month Entire Month
Silver Star Service Banner Day May 1
Loyalty Day May 1
VE Day May 8
Military Spouse Appreciation Day Friday before Mother’s Day
Armed Forces Week Second Sat. Thru 3rd Sun. in May (not official)
Armed Forces Day Third Saturday in May
Memorial Day Last Monday in May

June
D-Day June 6
Army Birthday June 14
U.S. Flag Day June 14
National Flag Week The week that includes June 14th
Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday June 23
PTSD Awareness Day June 27

July
Independence Day July 4
Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps July 29

August
Air Force Day August 1
Coast Guard Day August 4
Purple Heart Day August 7
National Airborne Day August 16
Marine Corps Reserve Birthday August 29

September
Labor Day First Monday in September
V-J Day (Victory over Japan) September 2
Patriot Day September 11
Air Force (USAF) Birthday September 17
National POW/MIA Recognition Day Third Friday in September
Gold Star Mother’s Day Last Sunday in September

October
U.S. Navy (USN) Birthday October 13
Day of the Deployed October 26
Navy Day October 27

November
National Military Family Month Entire Month
Warrior Care Month Entire Month
Marine Corps Day/Birthday November 10
Veterans Day November 11
Remembrance Day November 11

December
Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday December 1
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 7
U.S. National Guard Birthday December 13
National Wreaths Across America December 15