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May 2020 - What's Happening @ LWLC: Military Appreciation Month

Military Appreciation Month

May is National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) and has been since 1999 when Congress set aside this month to celebrate the nation's military. While we appreciate our military every day, this month has been set aside for people to honor, recognize, and remember those who have served in the military, both present and past. 

image: armywife101.com

Important Dates: 

May 1 - Loyalty Day

May 5-11 - Pulbic Service Recognition Week

May 8 - Victory in Europe (VE) Day

May 8 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Friday before Mothers' Day)

May 16 - Armed Forces Day (3rd Saturday of May)

May 25 - Memorial Day (last Monday of May)

7 Ways to Celebrate (Veteranaid.org) - Descriptions of the holidays listed above along with 7 practical activities. 

National Military Appreciation Month (Balance Careers) - Dates, events (Florida), and activities. This is a page within The Orderly Room, which provides tips and resources to assist with one's military career.

National Military Appreciation Month (Military.com) - This site covers the history behind Military Appreciation Month as well as links to MAM discounts, events, and tips for celebrating the military. 

Ultimate Military Discount Travel Guide (Simple Dollar) - Companies and strategies that offer military discounts. Page leads to a downloadable pdf guide.

 Military in Alabama

Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs

Fort Rucker

Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base

image: militarybenefits.info.com

Text: KW (2018-2020 revisions by NF)

Books & eBooks

These are a few of the books and e-books related to military accessible to LWLC patrons

The call letters U and V relate to military science.

(text & selections: NF, KW):

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