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
Date: Monday, May 1st, 2017
About: Kicks off our Nation’s month-long celebration of military appreciation. It is a day set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and to reflect on the proud heritage of our American freedom.
Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)
2017 Theme: “TBA”
Date: Sunday, May 7th – Saturday, May 13th, 2017, Celebrated the first full week in May
About: A time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.
Victory in Europe Day AKA V-E Day or VE Day
Date: Monday, May 8th, 2017
About: May 8th, 1945 is the day the Germans throughout Europe unconditionally surrendered to WW II Allies.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Date: Friday, May 12th, 2017, traditionally set for the Friday before Mother’s Day.
About: A day to honor military spouses with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Recognizes the important role our military families play in keeping our Armed Forces strong and our country safe.
Armed Forces Day
Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2017, Celebrated the third Saturday in May every year.
About: A single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. This day honors everyone serving in the U.S. Military branches; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy.
Date: Monday, May 29th, 2017, A Federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May.
About: A remembrance of our veterans. Commemorates the men and women who died while in military service.
Visit Military.com for a wonderful list of how to express appreciation during National Military Appreciation Month.
Ed4Career is dedicated to supporting our military personnel, veterans and their families. Because our nation’s service men and women make sacrifices to protect our country and our freedoms, as a company, we see it as an honor in supporting them.
Recruiting and Hiring Military Veterans & Spouses
At Ed4Career, we focus on recruiting veterans and spouses not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s good for our business. Military veterans and spouses possess the skills we need to succeed as a company and are an invaluable part of our workforce.
“We’ve employed a number of military spouses at Ed4Career and have seen firsthand the dedication that these individuals bring to their work. However, we’ve also seen that outside of portable careers, it’s this group of people who often have the hardest time finding and sustaining work with such a transient lifestyle,” said Dr. Tricia Seymour, Chief Operating Officer at Ed4Career.
Online Tools and Resources
We understand the challenges that veterans face once they transition out of the military and are faced with having to find employment. We also understand the challenges that military spouses face when it comes to their professional careers. At Ed4Career, we provide portable online career courses to ensure that regardless of your situation, you are able to get the career training you deserve.
The support doesn’t end there; we know that career transitioning can be challenging for anyone — and even more so for veterans. Therefore, we have created online tools and resources and checkpoints to help veterans and spouses through the career transitioning process, such as:
- A military-focused career site that gives resources, tips, career spotlights and a blog updated weekly: www.milcareered.com
- A free Military TA Careers eBook that helps current military personnel understand the important of using their TA benefits, an overview of careers and training available, as well as resources to prepare them for once they transition out of the military: Click Here!
- A free Military Spouse Portable careers eBook that lists the current in-demand portable careers for spouses. This book also gives specific information pertaining to the careers as well as career training information: Click Here!
Supporting Veterans and Military Family Organizations
A long-standing mission of E4Online is to support military organizations that are dedicated to helping military personnel and families. We currently have relationships with:
Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) is a non-profit organization that focuses on; Employment readiness training programs, job placement solutions, no-cost services to all military-affiliated spouses, retired military spouses and caregivers to war wounded heroes.
Corporate America Supports You (CASY) focuses on assisting National Guard and Reserve members, as well as Veterans in employment training, counseling, and job placement.
In the effort of continuing to support these organizations and the work they do for our military, Ed4Career has donated proceeds of career courses sold to these organizations.
Elmer Davis once said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” The team at Ed4Career would like to take a moment to thank current and former military personnel, their families and those who work each and every day to keep America strong for their service to the United States of America.