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Four Chaplains Day


"In the early morning hours of 3 February 1943, First Sergeant Michael Warish nearly gave up hope as he floated helplessly in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic. Just minutes earlier, he and the almost 900 others aboard the USAT Dorchester were near safe waters when a German torpedo slammed into the engine room. […]

K9 Veterans Day

"Service members have relied on canine comrades since the beginning of organized warfare, but it wasn’t until March 13, 1942, when the United States Army began training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or “K-9 Corps” that they became a critical part of the armed forces." https://americanhumane.org/press-release/national-k9-veterans-day-on-march-13-honors-americas-military-dogs/

National Rosie the Riveter Day

"'National Rosie the Riveter Day' is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the 16 million women working during World War II."https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/237/textLearn more:https://rosietheriveter.net/make-march-21st-national-rosie-the-riveter-day/

National Medal of Honor Day

"The United States Congress has designated March 25th of each year as National Medal of Honor Day, a day dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. The date of March 25th was chosen to highlight this special day because it was on March 25, 1863, that the first Medals of Honor were presented." https://homeofheroes.com/national-medal-of-honor-day/Learn more:https://mohmuseum.org/momentofhonor/

Vietnam Veterans Day


2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. We remember 9 million American servicemembers who answered the call to duty. “Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families and is part of a national effort to recognize the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home […]

Gold Star Spouses Day

“Gold star families – spouses, children, parents, siblings or others whose loved one died in service to our nation – are a vital part of our country’s military community and history.”https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/gold-star-surviving-family/support-after-loss/honoring-gold-star-families/Learn more:https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Features/story/Article/2246026/understanding-the-significance-of-the-gold-star/

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

“On April 9th, National Former POW Recognition Day, we remember the American men and women held captive during war.” http://www.nww2m.com/2016/04/national-former-pow-recognition-day/ 

Purple Up! Day

Throughout the Month of the Military Child, DoDEA encourages schools and communities to plan special events to honor military children. Wearing purple is a visible way for everyone to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices.Learn more:https://www.aetc.af.mil/News/Article/2150236/month-of-the-military-child-2020-purple-up-day/https://download.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Factsheets/FactSheet-MonthOfTheMilitaryChild.pdf