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.
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 (Veteranaid.org) - Descriptions of the holidays listed above along with 7 practical activities.
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.
National Military Appreciation Month.org - 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
Text: KW (2017 revisions by NF)
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.
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