National Military Appreciation Month

Month of the Military Caregiver

May 1 – Silver Star Service Banner Day

May 1 – Loyalty Day “Today, we salute the Americans whose hard work and sacrifice have strengthened our Nation in common cause…” President Joseph R. Biden

May 3 – World Press Freedom Day   30th Anniversary    Who Is Evan Gershkovich? 

May 4 – National Day of Prayer

May 5 – Mindfulness Meditation 11:00 am to 12 noon ET offered via telephone:1-404-397-1596 or 1-833-558-0712 (Toll Free)  Access code: 433 794 55

May 7-13 – National Correctional Officers Week

May 7-13 – Public Service Recognition Week

May 8 – VE Day

May 11-13 – WELCOME HOME! ~The National Mall, Washington
~A Nation Honors our Vietnam Veterans and their Families

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Vietnam Veterans who cannot attend an event can receive a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin by providing a current mailing address here.

Veteran Lapel Pin-Fact Sheet


May 12 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 13 – VMF Caucus Steering Committee 07:00 ET WebEx 

May 13 – Children of Fallen Patriots Day

May 15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 18 – International Museum Day - focus: sustainability and wellbeing

May 20 – Armed Forces Day 

May 20-25 – National Veterans Golden Age Games,
National Veterans Golden Age Games Event & Sport Schedule

May 22 – Maritime Day

May 27– 2:00 pm Memorial Day Ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery

May 29 – Memorial Day     American Monuments in Europe