Keeping track of all of the yearly military holidays is no easy task when you consider how many there are. From U.S. Armed Forces Day to National Military Family Month, we’ve put together a quick list of this year’s military holidays for easy reference. Did we miss one? Let us know when you leave a comment on Facebook!
January 16, 2017 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A day set aside to celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. – an influential American civil rights leader.
February 3, 2017 – Four Chaplains Day: Honor the four U.S. Army chaplains who gave their lives to save others when the troop ship USAT Dorchester sank during World War II.
February 14, 2017 – Valentine’s Day
February 20, 2017 – President’s Day: A day originally set aside to honor George Washington. Now, other presidents are also honored on this day.
February 19, 2017 – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday
March – Month of the Military Caregiver: During the Month of the Military Caregiver, Americans recognize and honor military caregivers’ sacrifices and successes.
March 3, 2017 – Navy Reserve Birthday
March 5, 2017 – Seabee Birthday
March 12, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time begins
March 13, 2017 – K-9 Veterans Day: March 13, 1942 is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps.
March 29, 2017 – Vietnam Veterans Day: A day set aside to show honor and respect to our Vietnam Veterans.
April – Month of the Military Child: An opportunity to recognize military children and youth for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices and continued resilience.
April 5, 2017 – Gold Star Wives Day: Recognizes the sacrifices of Gold Star wives.
April 14, 2017 – Air Force Reserve Birthday
April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday
April 23, 2017 – Army Reserve Birthday
May – National Military Appreciation Month: A month to recognize and show appreciation to the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
May 1, 2017 – Silver Star Service Banner Day: A day set aside to honor our wounded, ill and dying military personnel by participating in flying a Silver Star Banner.
May 4, 2017 – National Day of Prayer: The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.
May 12, 2017 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day: A day set aside to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of the spouses of the U.S. Armed Forces.
May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day
May 20, 2017 – Armed Forces Day: A day set aside to pay tribute to men and women who serve in the United States’ Armed Forces.
May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day: A day set aside to commemorate all who have died in military service for the United States.
June 14, 2017 – Flag Day: A day to commemorate the adoption of the United States flag.
June 14, 2017 – Army Birthday
June 18, 2017 – Father’s Day
June 23, 2017 – Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday
June 27, 2017 – National PTS Awareness Day: A day set aside to raise public awareness about issues related to PTS.
July 4, 2017 – Independence Day
August 4, 2017 – Coast Guard Birthday
August 7, 2017 – Purple Heart Day: National Purple Heart Day honors the men and women who have been wounded or killed in military service.
August 29, 2017 – Marine Forces Reserve Birthday
September 4, 2017 – Labor Day
September 11, 2017 – Patriots Day: Patriots Day is an annual observance to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.
September 15, 2017 – POW/MIA Recognition Day: A time set aside to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.
September 18, 2017 – Air Force Birthday
September 24, 2017 – Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day: A day set aside to honor the families of our nation’s fallen service members.
October 9, 2017 – Columbus Day: A day set aside to commemorate Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492.
October 13, 2017 – Navy Birthday
October 26, 2017 – National Day of the Deployed: A day set to honor all of the brave men and women who have been deployed and/or have sacrificed their lives to fight for our country. It also acknowledges their families from which they are separated.
November – Military Family Month: A month to honor and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of the families of the U.S. Armed Forces.
November 5, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time ends
November 10, 2017 – Marine Corps Birthday
November 11, 2017 – Veterans Day: The anniversary date of the signing of the armistice which ended World War I. It is also a day set aside to thank military veterans for their service.
November 23, 2017 – Thanksgiving Day
December 7, 2017 – Pearl Harbor Day: called “A day which will live in infamy” by Franklin D. Roosevelt; on December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
December 13, 2017 – National Guard Birthday
December 16, 2017 – National Wreaths Across America: An annual laying of wreaths at veterans cemeteries across the nation.
December 24, 2017 – Christmas Eve
December 25, 2017 – Christmas Day
December 31, 2017 – New Year’s Eve
Posted on January 16 2017 in Blog