Thursday, May 1, 2014

National Military Appreciation Month



By Terry Orr
USN Retired


National Military Appreciation Month started as a simple idea; to gather America around its military family to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate those who have served and those now serving and to know the history behind it all. Subsequent formal legislation informs our service-members that their country has set aside an entire month to honor, remember and appreciate them. (Source: http://www.military.com/military-appreciation-month)



From the National Military Appreciation Month website www.nmam.org

Top Ten Ways to Support Our Military and Veterans!

  1. Check out our Events Page for ideas on how to organize an event in your community (http://www.nmam.org/events.htm)
  2. Fly the flag on your house, car, and/or business during May
  3. Send a Care Package to a soldier through USOCARES (https://www.uso.org/OUCP-donation-page-with-partner.aspx?LangType=1033)
  4. Ask your elected officials at all levels to recognize our Military
  5. Adopt a Hero at Soldiers’ Angels (http://www.soldiersangels.org)
  6. Encourage Libraries, Schools, and Organizations to participate in recognizing our Armed Forces
  7. Ask Local Media (TV, Radio, Newspaper) to Feature NMAM
  8. When you see a person in a military uniform, shake their hands and say: “Thank you for serving our Country”
  9. Encourage Schools to Study American Military History during May
  10. Hire a Veteran



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