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Military Appreciation Month

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Observed events during Military Appreciation Month:

Six National Military Appreciation Month Observances & Events

Loyalty Day

Date: Friday, May 1st, 2020

About: Loyalty Day kicks off our Nation’s month-long celebration of military appreciation. It is a day set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States, and to reflect on the proud heritage of our American freedom.

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)

Date: Sunday, May 3rd – Saturday, May 9th, 2020. Celebrated the first full week in May.

About: A time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.

Victory in Europe Day AKA V-E Day or VE Day

Date: Friday, May 8th, 2020

About: May 8th, 1945 is the day when Germans throughout Europe unconditionally surrendered to the Allies. This day marked the end of World War II in Europe.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Date: Friday, May 8th, 2020. Traditionally set for the Friday before Mother’s Day.

About: A day to honor military spouses with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Recognizes the important role our military families play in keeping our Armed Forces strong and our country safe.

Armed Forces Day

Date: Saturday, May 16th, 2020. Celebrated the third Saturday in May every year.

About: A single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. This day honors everyone serving in the U.S. Military branches; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Space Force. There is also Armed Forces Week which typically leads up to Armed Forces Day, although it is not an official observance, many activities are planned nonetheless during the week.

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The month of May ends with the beginning of Summer and a weekend that is set a side to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. A day that was originally called Decoration Day. Memorial Day 2020 occurs on Monday, May 25. It originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades to celebrate the lives lost by brave men and women who put our freedoms and lives ahead of theirs.

In the Mid-South, we have plenty of friends and neighbors who have been directly touched by the sacrifices of their family members that stepped up to serve this great country unselfishly.

As we approach Memorial Day this month, I'm asking you to send names and service info of Hometown Heroes you know. Maybe a family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker. Let me know more about them so I can recognize our Mid-South Hometown Heroes every afternoon at 3:30 all month.

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