No significant occurances

  • Feb 3 – Four Chaplains Day
    • Remembrance for the four chaplains who gave their life jackets up to other passengers of the SS Dorchester during World War II.
  • Feb 4 – USO Birthday
    • First established in 1941. An organization that helps provide morale and welfare boosting activities to military personnel, both in-garrison and deployed.

  • Mar 13 – K9 Veterans Day
    • Established to honor K9 veterans. the US K9 Corps was established Mar. 13, 1942.
  • Mar 29 – Vietnam Veterans Day
    • A day to honor Vietnam War veterans. The last combat troops withdrew from Vietnam  Mar. 29, 1973.

  • April – Month of Military Child
    • Recognizes the struggles of children and youth with parents/caregivers in the military.
  • Apr 5 – Gold Star Wives Day
    • Honors the spouses of military members who have been awarded the Gold Star. The Gold Star signifies that the military member was killed in combat, and has been bestowed since World War I.

  • May – National Military Appreciation Month
    • Month dedicated to recognize all members of the military.
  • May 1 – Silver Star Service Banner Day
    • A day set aside to recognize the sacrifices of the wounded and ill service members. The Silver Star is awarded to those who have been wounded, contracted a serious illness or injury in a war zone.
  • May 4 – National Prayer Day
    • Day set aside to recognize all faiths. Signed into existence in 1952 by President Truman, and then designated as the first Thursday of May each year by President Reagan in 1988.
  • May 8 – VE Day
    • Victory in Europe Day marks the anniversary of the Allies’ victory in Europe during World War II. Commonwealth countries celebrate this on May 7.
  • May 12 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day
    • Recognizes the sacrifices and resilience of military spouses.
  • May 13 – Children of Fallen Patriots Day
  • May 15 – American Legions Birthday
    • American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization aimed at advocating patriotism across the states through member benefits and diverse programs.
  • May 20 – Armed Forces Day
    • Recognizes all members of the United States military.
  • May 29 Memorial Day
    • A day to commemorate all who have died while in military service. While military and family members appreciate being recognized for their service and sacrifices, Memorial Day is set aside to honor those who have fallen, whereas Veterans Day is a more appropriate time to recognize the living.

  • June 6 – Anniversary of D-Day
    • The day of the Allied invasion in Normandy, France (1944).
  • June 14 – Flag Day; Army Birthday
    • Flag Day – recognizes the adoption of the U.S. Flag. Officially signed into proclamation under President Truman in 1949.
    • Army’s birthday – the Continental Army came into existence June 14, 1775 to fight as a unified force against Great Britain. The Army is primarily responsible for land-based military operations.
  • June 27 – National PTSD Awareness Day
    • Established in 2010 as a day to raise awareness about issues related to PTSD and PTS growth.

  • July 4 – Independence Day
    • Day recognized as the official declaration of independence from Britain’s rule. Congress voted to declare independence two days prior.
  • July 27 – Korean War Armistice Day
    • Anniversary of the end of the Korean War (1953).

  • Aug 4 – Coast Guard Birthday
    • The U.S. Coast Guard was established Aug. 4, 1790, and was the nation’s only armed force on the sea until Congress launched the Navy eight years later.
  • Aug 7 – Purple Heart Day
    • Day set aside to recognize and honor service members who have been wounded or killed while in military service. Established Aug. 7, 1782, when General Washington created the Purple Heart Medal.
  • Aug 14 – VJ Day
    • Japan surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Forces on Aug. 14, 1945, with the formal surrender aboard the U.S.S. Missouri occuring Sep. 2, 1945. The Japanese surrender is the effective end of World War II.

  • Sep 11 – Patriot Day
    • Day to remember those who were injured or died during the Sep. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.
  • Sep 15 – POW/MIA Recognition Day
    • A time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW), those who have been declared missing in action (MIA), and their families.
  • Sep 18 – Air Force Birthday
    • The National Security Act of 1947 created the Department of the Air Force when it was signed by Congress July 26, 1947, and was responsible primarily for air based military operations and training. The subsequent Air Force branch was established Sep. 18, 1947.
  • Sep 24 – Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day
    • Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces.

  • Oct 13 – Navy Birthday
    • On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the first American naval force. Thus began the long and prestigious heritage of the United States Navy. Between 1922 and 1972, the Navy’s birthday was celebrated on October 27th, the date of Theodore Roosevelt’s birth.
  • Oct 26 – National Day of the Deployed
    • Honors all those veterans and active duty soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen who have spent time abroad in service to their country.

  • November – Military Family Month
    • Month to recognize the hardships and sacrifices military families endure.
  • Nov 10 – Marine Corps Birthday
    • The United States Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated every year on November 10 with a traditional ball and cake-cutting ceremony. On that day in 1775, the Continental Marines were established.
  • Nov 11 – Veterans Day
    • Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.”

  • Dec 7 – Pearl Harbor Day
    • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is annually on December 7, commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, during World War II. Many American servicemen and women lost their lives or were injured on December 7, 1941. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day.
  • Dec 16 – National Wreaths Across America
    • Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to remember, honor and teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.