What is National Military Appreciation Month?

A bit slow on this one (but better late than never). Officially designated by Congress in 1999, National Military Appreciation Month takes place every year throughout the entire month of May (in the US). Every year, the president issues an annual proclamation reminding Americans to celebrate this patriotic month that pays tribute to those who… Read More


What is Memorial Day (US)?

Introduction Memorial Day (previously, but now seldom, called Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for honouring and mourning the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, having been observed on 30 May from 1868… Read More

What is Veterans Day (US)?

Introduction Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on 11 November, for honouring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces (and were discharged under conditions other than dishonourable). It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance… Read More

What is Armed Forces Day (US)?

Introduction In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. It falls near the end of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May (the fourth if the month begins on a Sunday, as in 2016). Background First… Read More