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May 2023 - 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 7-13 - Public Service Recognition Week

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. 

May is National Military Appreciation Month (ALS Museum) - List of the holidays noted above and basic concepts of the month.

Military Appreciation Month 2021 ( - Military discounts and benefits of membership within AHRN.

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

 Military in Alabama

Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs

Fort Novosel (formerly known as Fort Rucker)

Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base

VA Central Alabama health care 


Books & E-books

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

The call letters U and V relate to military science.

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