b'Loyalty Day Congress officially made Military Spouse Appreciation Day. part of National Military Appreciation Month in 1999. Subsequently, Saturday, May 1, 2021 the Department of Defense standardized theLoyalty Day is observed annually on May 1st. in the United States date by declaring the Friday before Mothers Day every yearNational Loyalty Day was first observed in 1921 as a holiday foras Military Spouse Appreciation Day to show appreciationthe reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States of America, and forfor the sacrifices of military spouses.the recognition of the heritage of American freedom. Loyalty Day was made an official reoccurring holiday on JulyArmed Forces Day18th, 1958, although it was first recognized on May 1st, 1955. Saturday May 15, 2021Loyalty Day has been honored with an official proclamationevery year, by every president, since its inception as a legal holidayThe United States, Armed Forces Day is always celebrated onin 1958. the third Saturday in May to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branchesthe U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Public Service Recognition Week Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard.Sunday, May 2nd, - Saturday, May 8th The inception of this Armed Forces Day dates back to August Since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week has been 31, 1949, following the consolidation of the military services in the celebrated the first week of May, beginning on the first Sunday United States Department of Defense. It was intended to replace of the month. the separate Army-, Navy-, Air Force-, Marine Corps- and Coast Public Service Recognition Week recognizes the contributionsGuard Days but, today, the separate holidays are still observed made by public servants, including the military, at local, state,independently.regional and federal levels.The holiday was first observed on May 20, 1950. The themefor that day was Teamed for Defense which expressed theVictory in Europe Day - V-E Day unification of all military forces. Saturday, May 8, 2021 Armed Force Day focuses on expanding public knowledge and V-E Day, or Victory in Europe Day is observed on May 8th allunderstanding of the role of the military within civilian life and asover the world to celebrate the acceptance of surrender from a day of honor for all military members.Nazi Germany on May 7th, 1945. In 1945, it was celebrated as Memorial Daya public holiday in the United States. V-E Day currently hasntbeen observed as a public holiday since 1945 in the U.S. but manyMonday, May31, 2021countries around the world still observe V-E Day as a holiday. Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday, commemorating Military Spouse Appreciation Day those who have died in military service to their country. It is observed annually on the last Monday of May.Friday, May 7, 2021 Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day - anNational Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on occasion to decorate the graves of the war dead - and was createdthe Friday before Mothers Day in May. in the aftermath of the American Civil War.In 1984, President Ronald Reagan recognized the profoundMemorial Day, and the long weekend that it creates, isimportance of spousal commitment to the readiness and generally seen to mark the beginning of the summer seasonwell-being of military members with Proclamation 5184. (Labor Day marks the end).Decoration Dayduring the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie inThree years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868,almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization forhe proclaimed.Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day The preferred name for the holiday gradually changed of remembrance later that month.from Decoration Day to Memorial Day, which was first The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose used in 1882. Memorial Day did not become the moreof strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the common name until after World War II, and was not graves of comrades who died in defense of their countrydeclared the official name by Federal law until 1967.Thank You For Your Service HApril 2021H Military Appreciation Resource Magazine 3'