Military Holidays

There are many different Military Holidays and Observances to honor our Veterans, the active duty personnel currently serving in the US Military, those in the reserves, and the military families, the military spouses and military children left behind. They deserve our Love and Respect! As a Military dependent, this is a subject near and dear to my heart. 

I've also included many of the Patriotic Holidays on this page, and those like Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, who was a leader of civil rights, human rights, and promoted peace!

R.E.D. Friday - Wear RED every Friday to Remember Everyone Deployed!

R.E.D. Friday - Wear RED every Friday to Remember Everyone Deployed!
 Meme by Daveda Gruber

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

Video Tribute to the US Military Soldiers!

Below, is a must watch has some amazing shots!

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.


2021 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Snowcare for Troops Awareness Week - January 19-25, 2020 (2021 TBD)

2021 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • World Day for War Orphans - January 6
  • Martin Luther King Jr's Day - January 18, 2021 (Third Monday in January) He was a leader of civil rights, human rights, and promoted peace!
  • Vietnam Peace Day - January 27


2021 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Salute to Veteran Patients - February 14-20, 2021 (Week of February 14 - Valentine's Day)

2021 Days: (Sorted by Date)


2021 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Asiatic Fleet Memorial Day - March 1
  • Casimir Pulaski Day - March 1, 2021 (First Monday in March)
  • Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day (Bikini Day) - March 1
  • World Civil Defence Day - March 1
  • Navy Reserves Birthday - March 3
  • Hug a GI Day - March 4
  • Alamo Day - March 6
  • K-9 Veterans Day - March 13
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom Day - March 19
  • National Medal of Honor Day - March 25
  • Vietnam Veterans Day or Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day - March 29


Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Month of the Military Child - Entire Month of April

2020 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah - Evening of April 20 - Evening of April 21, 2020
  • Holocaust Remembrance Week - April 19-26, 2020 (Starts the Sunday before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and continues through the following Sunday)

2020 Days: (Sorted by Date)


Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Military Appreciation Month - Entire Month of May

2020 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Armed Forces Week - May 10-16, 2020 - (Week prior to Armed Forces Day, the 3rd Sunday in May)
  • Public Service Recognition Week - May 3-9, 2020 (First Full week of May)
  • Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War II - May 8-9

2020 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Loyalty Day - May 1
  • Silver Star Service Banner Day - May 1
  • National Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Day - May 2
  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day - May 8, 2020 (Friday before Mother's Day which is May 10, 2020)
  • V-E Day - May 8
  • Confederate Memorial Day - May 10 (States of North Carolina and South Carolina) 
  • Children of Fallen Patriots Day - May 13
  • Armed Forces Day - May 16, 2020 (Third Saturday in May)
  • Maritime Day - May 22
  • Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day (ARMAD) - May 23, 2020 (Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Armed Forces Day Military-Amateur Crossband Communications Day - May 23, 2020
  • Memorial Day - May 25, 2020 - (Last Monday in May)

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.


2020 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Greencare for Troops Week - June 14-20, 2020
  • National Flag Week - June 14-20, 2020 (The week that includes June 14)

2020 Days: (Sorted by Date)


2020 Days: (Sorted by Date)


2020 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Aviation Week - August 15-21 (Always during the week of Orville Wright's Birthday on August 19)

2020 Days: (Sorted by Date)


2020 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 
  • National POW / MIA Recognition Day - September 18, 2020 (Third Friday in September)
  • US Air Force Birthday (USAF) - September 18
  • Gold Star Mother's Day - September 27, 2020 (Last Sunday in September)


Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Agent Orange Awareness Month

2020 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Alvin C. York Day (World War I Hero) - October 8
  • General Pulaski Memorial Day - October 11
  • US Navy Birthday (USN) - October 13
  • National Pets for Veterans Day - October 21
  • Day of the Deployed - October 26


Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Military Family Month 
  • National Veterans and Military Families Month

2020 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


2020 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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