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May 2015 - 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. 


Important Dates

May 1 - Loyalty Day

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)

Calendar of NMAM events across the U.S.

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

National Military Appreciation - This site contains text, videos, calendar, and ten ways to support soldiers and veterans.

 Military in Alabama

Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs

Anniston Army Depot

Fort Rucker

Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base


Text: KW (2015 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: KW):

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