Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members - past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country.
National Military Appreciation Month for May 2013 includes: Loyalty Day (1st), VE Day(8th), Military Spouse Appreciation Day (10th), Armed Forces Day (18th), and Memorial Day (30th).
According to NMAM this month gives the nation a time and a place on which to focus and draw attention to our many expressions of appreciation and recognition of our Armed Services via numerous venues. It also sets apart a time to recall and learn about our vast American Military history.
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