b'National Military Appreciation MonthThe month of May contains more national observances in honor of the armed forces than any other month.DoD photo by Spc. Rashene MincyNational Military Appreciation Month was createddate, both the Senate and House of Representatives to encourage the nation to publicly demonstrate theiradopted resolutions calling for Americans to recognize appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made and honor U.S. Service Members. by Service members past and present.In April of 2004, more comprehensive legislation The declaration summoned U.S. citizens to observe thewas passed by unanimous consent of both Houses month of Mayin a symbol of unity, to honor theof Congress as H. Con. Res. 328 solidified May ascurrent and former members of the Armed Forces,National Military Appreciation Month. including those who have died in the pursuit of It also reminds the President of the United Statesfreedom and peace. to issue annual proclamations calling Americans In 1999, Senator John McCain introduced legislation toto recognize this special month through appropriatemake Military Appreciation Month an official designatedceremonies and events.2 Military Appreciation Resource Magazine HApril 2021H Thank You For Your Service'