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Military Holidays and Observances

United States Military Holidays and Observances:

The following shows various holidays, events and observances that are specific to the United States military, active duty personnel, veterans, reservists and military families (military spouse, military children).

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January United States Military Holidays and Observances:

3rd Monday in January
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

February United States Military Holidays and Observances:

February 19th:

Coast Guard Reserves Birthday

February 20th:
President's Day

March United States Military Holidays and Observances:

March 3rd:
Navy Reserves Birthday

March 15th
American Legion's Birthday

March 19th:
National Day of Honor

March 30th:
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

April United States Military Holidays and Observances:

Entire month of April:
Month of the Military Child

April 5th:
Gold Star Wives Day

April 14th:
Air Force Reserve Birthday

April 23rd:
Army Reserves Birthday


May United States Military Holidays and Observances:

Entire month of May:
National Military Appreciation Month

May 1st:
Silver Star Service Banner Day
(honoring America’s wounded, injured and ill service members)

May 1st:
Loyalty Day
(recognizing the American spirit of loyalty)

May 8th:
V-E Day

First full week in May:
Public Service Recognition Week

2nd Saturday through 3rd Sunday in May:
Armed Forces Week

2nd Friday in May:
Military Spouse Day

3rd Saturday in May:
Armed Forces Day

May 22nd:
Maritime Day

Last Monday in May:
Memorial Day

June United States Military Holidays and Observances:

June 6th:
D-Day Invasion Anniversary

June 14th:
U.S. Flag Day

The week that includes June 14th:
National Flag Week

June 14th:
US Army Birthday

June 23rd:
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

June 27th:
PTSD Awareness Day

June 28th:
Operation Red Wings Observance

July United States Military Holidays and Observances:

July 4th:
Independence Day (4th of July)

July 21st:
Department of Veterans Administration Created

July 27th

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

July 29th:
Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps


August United States Military Holidays and Observances:

August 4th:
US Coast Guard (USCG) Birthday

August 14th:
V-J Day

August 14th:
National Spirit of '45 Day

August 16th:
National Airborne Day

August 29th:
Marine Corps Reserve Birthday

September United States Military Holidays and Observances:

September 11th:
Patriot Day
(9/11 Rememberance Day)

September 17th:
Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day)

September 18th:
US Air Force (USAF) Birthday

3rd Friday in September:
National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Last Sunday in September:
Gold Star Mother’s Day

October United States Military Holidays and Observances:

October 13th:
US Navy (USN) Birthday

October 26th:
Day of the Deployed

November United States Military Holidays and Observances:

Entire month of November:
National Military Family Month

November 10th:
U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Birthday

November 11th:
Veteran’s Day

November 11th:
Veteran Owned Business' Anniversary (launched 11/11/2008)

December United States Military Holidays and Observances:

December 1st:
Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

December 7th:
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
(President Roosevelt's Day of Infamy Speech)

December 13th:
US National Guard Birthday

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