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Month Of The Military Child

Month of the Military Child 2024

Updated: October 23, 2023

April is designated as Month of the Military Child – a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. Month of the Military Child is sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family […]

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Labor Day 2024 Military Discounts

Updated: August 31, 2023

Labor Day falls on Monday, Sept. 2, 2024. Each year, we compile a list of military discounts offered by retailers to the military community on Labor Day. Check back for updates as we continue to add to our Labor Day discounts list for 2023. For a full list of discounts available year-round, visit our military […]

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Patriot Day - 9/11

Patriot Day – Sept. 11th – 9/11

Updated: January 4, 2024

Patriot Day, officially known as National Day of Service and Remembrance, is observed every Sept. 11th in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Patriot Day will be on Wednesday, Sept. 11th, 2024. Excerpt from President Trump’s Proclamation: “On this anniversary, I invite all […]

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Coast Guard Day

Coast Guard Day

Updated: August 14, 2023

Coast Guard Day is held each year on Aug. 4th to recognize and honor the efforts of The United States Coast Guard. This celebration is considered an “internal” event for active and reserve Coast Guard members, plus their civilian employees and retirees and members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Coast Guard Day will be celebrated […]

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National Buffalo Soldiers Day

National Buffalo Soldiers Day

Updated: August 14, 2023

July 28th is National Buffalo Soldiers Day, the holiday celebrating the contributions of some of the earliest African-American troops in the United States military. These troops served on the Western frontier after the Civil War. They served in a variety of ways including security, law enforcement, and other frontier-specific activities. In 1866, Congress passed legislation […]

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DoD Birthday

DoD Birthday

Updated: August 14, 2023

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) was established Aug. 10th, 1949. Although, the federal government has overseen the U.S. Armed forces since our nation’s inception, the Department of Defense name and centralized defense department was not established until the late 1940s. The “official” anniversary of the creation of the Department of Defense as we know […]

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Spirit of 45 Day

Spirit of ’45 Day

Updated: August 14, 2023

What is Spirit of ‘45 Day? This observance, held annually on the second Sunday of August, should not be confused by the Ken Loach film titled, The Spirit Of ‘45, which is a post-World War Two documentary about changes in Britain circa 1945 with the advent of Labor party leader Clement Attlee. Spirit of ’45 […]

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PTSD Awareness Day 2024

Updated: July 12, 2023

PTSD Awareness Day is observed every year on June 27th. PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and is a condition that many veterans and non-veterans alike suffer. PTSD can occur when someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. This condition wasn’t always understood properly by the medical or military community, and Department of Defense press […]

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Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day 2024

Updated: June 14, 2023

Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. Thanks to President Harry S. Truman, it’s a day to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. President Truman led the effort to establish a holiday in order for citizens to unite and honor our military heroes for their […]

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Military Saves Month

Military Saves Month 2024

Updated: June 8, 2023

Military Saves Week has transitioned to Military Saves Month. In April 2024, the Military Saves campaign encourages military families to save money every month. The purpose is to assist servicemen and women and their immediate family members in their efforts to build personal wealth by reducing debt and establishing savings goals. Building wealth affords service members […]

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