Military Observances and Events

March

Observances and Events March

National Vietnam War Veterans Day 2021

  National Vietnam War Veterans Day   The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 establishes the day as a national observance. However, it is not an official holiday in any part of the United States.   Vietnam Veterans Day Events   All across the United States, commemorative events like wreath-laying ceremonies, speeches, and luncheons […]

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April

Observances and Events April

Purple Up Day for Military Kids

Purple Up! day, celebrated on Thursday, April 15, 2021. is a time for Americans to show their support for active and veteran military families.   WAYS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT ON PURPLE UP DAY.   Wear purple on Purple Up Day – Wearing purple is a visible way for everyone to show support and thank military […]

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Observances and Events April

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day   On National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, Americans “salute the selfless service members throughout our history who gave of their own liberty to ensure ours, and we renew our commitment to remaining a nation worthy of their extraordinary sacrifices,” President Barack Obama said in his proclamation […]

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Observances and Events April

Gold Star Spouses Day 2021

  Honoring Gold Star Families   Gold star families – spouses, children, parents, siblings or others whose loved one died in service to our nation – are a vital part of our country’s military community and history.   How did the term gold star originate? During World War I, families displayed small banners with a […]

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Observances and Events April

Month of the Military Child 2021

The well-being of all the children of our active and veteran military is important.   The United Relief  Foundation is focused on women veterans with children because: Women veterans are at least twice as likely to be homeless as non-veteran women. and more likely to be single parents. April is designated as the Month of […]

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May

Be There. Learn How.Suicide Prevention and Awareness
Veterans should never be homeless in AmericaChris Gardner