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Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It is a day of remembrance, a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
While the holidays are often a joyous time of celebration; for military families who have a loved one deployed, the season can bring its own set of challenges.
Below are some tips on offering assistance to those facing the challenges of deployment during the holiday season and all year long.
November 1st marks the beginning of Military Family Appreciation Month; a month-long celebration during which the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation’s service members.
Throughout the month of November, military families will be honored and recognized for their support of our military and nation. This is an excellent time to recognize these families for the commitment and contributions they make every single day.
In 1999 Senator John McCain introduced legislation to designate the month of May, National Military Appreciation Month. NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom. The month of May is characterized by six national observances which highlights the contributions of those who have served.
The 6 National Observances during National Military Appreciation Month
"Our nation owes each day of security and freedom that we enjoy to the members of our Armed Forces and their families. Behind our brave service men and women, there are family members and loved ones who share in their sacrifice and provide unending support." - President Obama
"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave". ~Elmer Davis
July fourth is a time to slow down, take stock and appreciate the freedoms we enjoy every day.
All of us at Military Career Education and Ed4Online wish you a safe and wonderful 4th of July.
Please take a few minutes to watch this inspiring tribute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_U1sK4s_Ek
In 1999, the Senate passed a resolution designating May as National Military Appreciation Month. That declaration encouraged the nation to observe and honor current and former members of the armed forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom and peace. 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.
The 6 National Observances during National Military Appreciation Month 2016
I know many military spouses will see the title of this blog and think, “benefits, yeah right”, but hear me out. There are many benefits to being a military spouse, you just need to be reminded sometimes. With all the difficulties we face, it can be hard to find the silver lining. Don’t worry I am here to show it to you.
1. I can change a tire, jump a car battery, and cook supper too!
It's the dreaded “D" word! No it’s not diet or divorce, its deployment! In every military spouse’s life he or she will have to face a deployment at least once, if not multiple times. My husband and I have been through five deployments. It never gets easier, but there are ways to make it more tolerable.