Military Holidays

There are many different Military Holidays and Observances to honor our Veterans, and those currently serving in the US Military. They deserve our Love and Respect! As a Military dependent, this is a subject near and dear to my heart. 


1st LT Smith in 1953 during the Korean Way, before a Combat Mission.

My Dad, 1st LT Smith in 1953 during the Korean War, before a Combat Mission.



Our Dad was a career Army officer who retired as a Lt. Colonel. He served one year in the Korean War, and two tours of Vietnam. He was a pilot who flew planes during the Korean War, and helicopters during the Vietnam War.

1st Lt. Smith in Augsberg Germany in 1956

My Dad, 1st Lt. Smith in Augsberg Germany in 1956. My sister Kerry and I were both born there.


Branches of the Military

We plan to do an overview page for each of the different branches of the US Military. Each branch has their respective Guard and Reserve units. These are:

  • US Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard
  • US Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard
  • US Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  • US Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • US Navy, Navy Reserve


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Military Holidays

Ultimately, there will be a devoted page done for each of the different Military Holidays and Observances.  As pages are completed, they will be linked up below, as well as in our Daily Holiday pages, our Holidays by Month pages, and our Holidays and Observances Alphabetical Listing.


January

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday - January 20, 2014 (Third Monday in January)

February

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)


March

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

April

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Month of the Military Child - Entire Month of April

2014 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Holocaust Remembrance Week - April 27, 2014 - May 4, 2014

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • U.S. Air Force Academy Day - April 1
  • Gold Star Wives Day - April 5
  • Army Day - April 6
  • Appomattox Day - April 9
  • Jenkins Ear Day - April 9
  • National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day - April 9
  • Air Force Reserve Birthday - April 14
  • Global Day of Action on Military Spending - primarily April 15, 2014 (US) and primarily April 14, 2014 other places in the World
  • Confederate Memorial Day - April 22 (States of AL, FL, GA)
  • Army Reserves Birthday - April 23
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day - April 27
  • Mantanzas Mule Day - April 27

May

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Military Appreciation Month - Entire Month of May

2014 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Armed Forces Week - May 10 - May 18, 2014 (Second Saturday through Third Sunday in May)
  • Holocaust Remembrance Week - April 27, 2014 - May 4, 2014
  • Public Service Recognition Week - May 4-10, 2014 (First Full week of May)

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Silver Star Service Banner Day - May 1
  • Loyalty Day - May 1
  • Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War II - May 8-9
  • V-E Day - May 8
  • Military Spouse Day - May 9, 2014 (Second Friday in May)
  • Armed Forces Day - May 17, 2014 (Third Saturday in May)
  • Maritime Day - May 22
  • Memorial Day - May 26, 2014 - (Last Monday in May)

June

2014 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Flag Week - June 8-14, 2014 (The week that includes June 14)

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • D-Day Invasion Anniversary - June 6
  • Flag Day - June 14
  • US Army Birthday - June 14
  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday - June 23
  • PTSD Awareness Day - June 27
  • Operation Red Wings Observance - June 28

July

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Independence Day (Fourth of July) - July 4
  • Department of Veterans Administration Created - July 21
  • Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps - July 29

August

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • US Coast Guard Birthday (USCG) - August 4
  • National Spirit of '45 Day - August 10, 2014 (Second Sunday in August)
  • V-J Day - August 14 (Japan Surrenders)
  • V-J Day - August 15 (Japan's Surrender Announced to the World)
  • National Airborne Day - August 16
  • Marine Corps Reserve Birthday - August 29

September

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • V-J Day - September 2 (Ceremony & Formal Signing of Japan's Surrender) (See August 14 and 15)
  • 9/11 Remembrance Day - September 11
  • Patriot Day - September 11 
  • US Air Force Birthday (USAF) - September 18
  • National POW / MIA Recognition Day - September 19, 2014 (Third Friday in September)
  • Gold Star Mother's Day - September 28, 2014 (Last Sunday in September)

October

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • US Navy Birthday (USN) - October 13
  • Day of the Deployed - October 26

November

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Military Family Month - Entire Month of November

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • US Marine Corps Birthday (USMC) - November 10
  • Armistice Day - November 11
  • Veteran's Day - November 11
  • Veteran Owned Business Anniversary - November 11

December

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Civil Air Patrol Birthday (USAF Auxiliary) - December 1
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - December 7
  • US National Guard Birthday - December 13





Follow our Holidays and Observances Military Holidays Board on Pinterest - below you will see our 30 most recent pins! We will have a devoted board for all the main holidays, and will showcase those on the devoted pages for that holiday.




Click on the SEE ON PINTEREST bar right above, (link will take you to Pinterest) to see all the rest of our photo's on this board, and to Follow the board. New photos will be constantly added!


To ALL the Military Folks out there - Thanks to All for your Service!












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