Military Holidays

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Honoring Our Military

We truly believe that thanking and honoring our military is a 365-day a year opportunity. Another idea for an author visit would be to connect with any of these military holidays and observances listed below to help students with this understanding. But, we also want to encourage teachers that with any day of the year they choose, students will be able to make the connection that everyday they wake up in America… they can be motivated! Our book, “The 1947 Freedom Train” is an untold story that inspires patriotism, respect for all our military heroes and appreciation of our great freedoms that are guaranteed in the original copies of the founding documents that were aboard the historic 1947 Freedom Train.

Below is a list of military honoring holidays and observances that your school, organization or business can plan an author visit/book signing around… we hope to see you soon!

JANUARY UNITED STATES MILITARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:

3rd Monday in January
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

FEBRUARY UNITED STATES MILITARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:
February 19th:
Coast Guard Reserves Birthday

February 20th:
President’s Day

MARCH UNITED STATES MILITARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:

March 3rd:
Navy Reserves Birthday

March 15th
American Legion’s Birthday

March 19th (2012):
National Day of Honor

March 30th:
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

APRIL UNITED STATES MILITARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:

Entire month of April:
Month of the Military Child

April 5th:
Gold Star Wives Day
(Wives who lost their husband in service to our country)

April 14th:
Air Force Reserve Birthday

April 23rd:
Army Reserves Birthday

MAY UNITED STATES MILITARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:

Entire month of May:
National Military Appreciation Month

May 1st:
Silver Star Service Banner Day
(honoring America’s wounded, injured and ill service members)

May 1st:
Loyalty Day
(recognizing the American spirit of loyalty)

First full week in May:
Public Service Recognition Week

May 8th
:
V-E Day
(Victory in Europe Day)

2nd Saturday through 3rd Sunday in May:
Armed Forces Week

2nd Friday in May:
Military Spouse Day

3rd Saturday in May:
Armed Forces Day

May 22nd:
Maritime Day

Last Monday in May:
Memorial Day

JUNE UNITED STATES MILITARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:

June 6th:
D-Day Invasion Anniversary

June 14th:
U.S. Flag Day

The week that includes June 14th:
National Flag Week

June 14th:
US Army Birthday

June 23rd:
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

June 28th:
Operation Red Wings Observance

JULY UNITED STATES MILITARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:

July 4th:
Independence Day (4th of July)

AUGUST UNITED STATES MILITARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:

August 4th:
US Coast Guard (USCG) Birthday

August 14th:
National Spirit of ’45 Day

August 14th:
V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day)

August 16th:
National Airborne Day

August 29th:
Marine Corps Reserve Birthday

SEPTEMBER UNITED STATES MILITARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:

September 11th:
Patriot Day
(9/11 Rememberance Day)

September 17th:
Constitution Day

September 18th:
US Air Force (USAF) Birthday

3rd Friday in September:
National POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 25th:
Bill of Rights Day

Last Sunday in September:
Gold Star Mother’s Day
(Mother’s who lost their child in service to our country)

OCTOBER UNITED STATES MILITARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:

October 13th:
US Navy (USN) Birthday

October 26th:
Day of the Deployed

NOVEMBER UNITED STATES MILITARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:

Entire month of November:
National Military Family Month

November 10th:
U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Birthday

November 11th:
Veteran’s Day

DECEMBER UNITED STATES MILITARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:

December 1st:
Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

December 7th:
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
(President Roosevelt’s Day of Infamy Speech)

December 13th:
US National Guard Birthday

The 1947 Freedom Train is sure to be a family favorite and teacher treasure
for generations to come.
It’s an untold story that inspires patriotism, respect for all our military heroes,
and appreciation of our great freedoms!

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