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Military Rememberance Month

veteranThe month of May is known as Military Remembrance month or as most refer it to the month when we honor those fallen soldiers on Memorial Day.The month of May was selected because it has most days set aside for celebrating and commemorating our military’s achievements. These days include Loyalty Day, which was established in 1921, Victory in Europe (VE) Day commemorating the end of WWII in Europe on May 8, 1945, Armed Forces Day created in 1949, Military Spouse Appreciation Day established in 1984, and of course the best known of the May holidays, Memorial Day.
May 21st is Guardians of Freedom day. 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. May 30th is Memorial Day, which is a remembrance of our veterans. It commemorates the men and women who died while in military service.
Remembering Those Who Served.
It is customary to mark Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and war monuments.
One of the biggest Memorial Day traditions is for the President or Vice President to give a speech and lay a wreath on soldiers’ graves in the largest national cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia.
Most towns have local Memorial Day celebrations. Here are some ways you can honor the men and women who serve our country:
- Put flags or flowers on the graves of men and women who served in wars.
- Fly the U.S. flag at half-staff until noon.
- Visit monuments dedicated to soldiers, sailors and marines.
- Participate in a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time.
- March in a parade in remembrance of those who were in the military and died while protecting our freedom.

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