Military Recognition Days

03-11-2024
January
National Operations Security (OPSEC) Awareness Month
 
February
February 3, 2024 - Four Chaplains Day
February 4, 20024 – USO birthday
February 12-16, 2024 - National Salute to Veteran Patients
February 19, 2024 - Coast Guard Reserve Birthday
 
March
March 3, 2024 - Navy Reserve Birthday
March 4, 2024 – Hug a GI Day
March 5, 2024 - Navy Seabee Birthday
March 13, 2024 - K 9 Veterans Day
March 15, 2024 - American Legion Birthday
March 21, 2024 – Rosie the Riveter
March 25, 2024 – Medal of Honor Day
March 29, 2024 - Vietnam Veterans Day
 
April
Month of the Military Child
Military Saves Month
April 5, 2024 - Gold Star Spouses Day
April 9, 2024 - National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
April 14, 2024 - Air Force Reserve Birthday
April 17, 2024 - Purple Up! Day
April 23, 2024 - Army Reserve Birthday
April 30, 2024 - National Military Brats Day
 
May
Month of the Military Caregiver
National Military Appreciation Month
May 1, 2024 - Silver Star Service Banner Day
May 8, 2024 - Victory in Europe Day, also known as V-E Day
May 10, 2024 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day [Friday before Mother’s Day]
May 13, 2024 - Children of Fallen Patriots Day
May 18, 2024 - Armed Forces Day
May 27, 2024 - Memorial Day (Decoration Day)
 
June
PTSD Awareness Month
June 6, 2024 - D-Day Anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion
June 12, 2024 - Women Veterans Day
June 14, 2024 – U.S. Flag Day
June 14, 2024 - Army Birthday
June 23, 2024 - Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday
June 25, 2024 - Anniversary of the start of the Korean War (1950)
June 27, 2024 - National PTSD Awareness Day
 
July
July 25, 2024 - National Hire A Veteran Day
July 27, 2024 - Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (1953)
July 28, 2024 – National Buffalo Soldier Day
July 29, 2024 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps
 
August
Antiterrorism Awareness Month
August 4, 2024 - Coast Guard Birthday
August 7, 2024 - Purple Heart Day
August 10, 2014 - Department of Defense Birthday
August 10, 2014 - Agent Orange Awareness Day
August 14, 2024 - National Navajo Code Talkers Day
August 16, 2024 - National Airborne Day
August 29, 2024 - Marine Forces Reserve Birthday
 
September
September - National Service Dog Month
September 2, 2024 - VJ (Victory over Japan) Day
September 11, 2024 - Patriot Day
September 18, 2024 - Air Force Birthday
September 18, 2024 - Air National Guard Birthday
September 20, 2024 - POW/MIA Recognition Day [Third Friday in September]
September 29, 2024 - Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day [Last Sunday in September]
September 29, 2024 – VFW Day
 
October
Pending - Ms. Veteran America Pageant
October 13, 2023 - Navy Birthday
October 26, 2024 - National Day of the Deployed
October 27, 2023 - Navy Day
 
November
National Veterans & Military Family Month
November 9, 2024 - Gold Star Father's Day (Georgia)
November 10, 2024 - Marine Corps Birthday
November 11, 2024 - Veterans Day
November 11, 2024 - Armistice Day
 
December
December 1, 2024 - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday
December 7, 2024 - Pearl Harbor Day
December 13, 2024 - National Guard Birthday
December 14, 2024- National Wreaths Across America
December 20, 2024 - Space Force Birthday
December 28, 2024 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant/Religious Affairs Specialist
 
Other
Alive Day
Red Shirt Friday (RED - Remembering Everyone Deployed)