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May 2017 - 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 12 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Friday before Mothers' Day)

May 20 - Armed Forces Day (3rd Saturday of May)

May 29 - Memorial Day (last Monday of May)

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

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 lists ten ways to support soldiers and veterans.

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


Text: KW (2017 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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