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 video...it 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.


January

2020 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Martin Luther King Jr's Day - January 20, 2020 (Third Monday in January) He was a leader of civil rights, human rights, and promoted peace!
  • Vietnam Peace Day - January 27

February

2020 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Salute to Veteran Patients - February 9-15, 2020 (Week of February 14 - Valentine's Day)

2020 Days: (Sorted by Date)


March

2020 Days: (Sorted by Date)

April

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Month of the Military Child - Entire Month of April

2020 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • 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)

  • 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
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah - Evening of April 20 - Evening of April 21, 2020
  • Confederate Memorial Day - April 22 (States of AL, FL, GA)
  • Army Reserves Birthday - April 23
  • Mantanzas Mule Day - April 27
  • National Military Brats Day - April 30

May

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Military Appreciation Month - Entire Month of May

2019 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Armed Forces Week - May 12-18, 2019 - (Week prior to Armed Forces Day, the 3rd Sunday in May)
  • Holocaust Remembrance Week - April 28 - May 5, 2019 (Starts the Sunday before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and continues through the following Sunday)
  • Public Service Recognition Week - May 5-11, 2019 (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

2019 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah - Evening of April 30 - Evening of May 1, 2019
  • Loyalty Day - May 1
  • Silver Star Service Banner Day - May 1
  • National Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Day - May 2
  • V-E Day - May 8
  • Confederate Memorial Day - May 10 (States of North Carolina and South Carolina)
  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day - May 10, 2019 (Friday before Mother's Day which is May 12, 2019)
  • Armed Forces Day Military-Amateur Crossband Communications Day - May 13, 2019
  • Children of Fallen Patriots Day - May 13
  • Armed Forces Day - May 18, 2019 (Third Saturday in May)
  • Maritime Day - May 22
  • Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day (ARMAD) - May 25, 2019 (Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Memorial Day - May 27, 2019 - (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.


June

2019 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Greencare for Troops Week - June 9-15, 2019
  • National Flag Week - June 9-15, 2019 (The week that includes June 14)

2019 Days: (Sorted by Date)

July

2019 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Independence Day (Fourth of July) - July 4
  • Department of Veterans Administration Created - July 21
  • Hire a Veteran Day - July 25
  • Armed Forces Unification Day - July 26
  • Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps - July 29
  • Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary - July 29

August

2019 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

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

2019 Days: (Sorted by Date)

September

2019 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 20, 2019 (Third Friday in September)
  • Gold Star Mother's Day - September 29, 2019 (Last Sunday in September)

October

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Agent Orange Awareness Month

2019 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • General Pulaski Memorial Day - October 11
  • US Navy Birthday (USN) - October 13
  • Day of the Deployed - October 26

November

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Military Family Month - Entire Month of November

2019 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Snowcare for Troops Awareness Week - November 10-16, 2019

2019 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

2019 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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