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National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) is celebrated every May and is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizens to observe the month in a symbol of unity. NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom.
In 1999 Senator John McCain introduced legislation to designate the month of May as National Military Appreciation Month. Both the Senate and House of Representatives adopted resolutions calling for Americans to recognize and honor U.S. Service Members during May. The proclamations also urge the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe National Military Appreciation Month.

Observances during National
Military Appreciation Month
Loyalty Day, Wed., May 1, 2019: Loyalty Day kicks off our Nation’s month-long celebration of military appreciation. It is a day set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States, and to reflect on the proud heritage of our American freedom.
Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), Wed., May 8, 2019: May 8, 1945 is the day when Germans throughout Europe unconditionally surrendered to the Allies. This day marked the end of World War II in Europe.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Fri., May 10, 2019. Traditionally set for the Friday before Mother’s Day. Honoring and recognizing military spouses and the important role our military families play in keeping our Armed Forces strong and our country safe.
Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (third Saturday in May): This day honors personnel in the U.S. Military branches; Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Army.
Memorial Day, Mon., May 27, 2019. Federal holiday observed the last Monday in May. Commemorates military servicemembers who died while serving.

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