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Important Military Holidays and Observances

  • Feb. 3, 2021 – Four Chaplains Day – A day to remember the four U.S. Army chaplains who made the ultimate sacrifice when the USAT Dorchester sank during World War II.

  • Feb. 19, 2021 – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

  • March 3, 2021 – Navy Reserve Birthday

  • March 13, 2021 K-9 Veterans Day – The date is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps and a day to honor their service.

  • March 25, 2021 Medal of Honor Day – A holiday to honor the heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients for the United States.

  • March 29, 2021 – Vietnam Veterans Day – A national holiday to recognize and honor Veterans who served in the military during the Vietnam War.

  • April 5, 2021 – Gold Star Spouses Day – A day dedicated to those whose spouses gave their lives while serving in the U.S. military or as a result of service-connected injuries or illness.

  • April 14, 2021 – Air Force Reserve Birthday

  • April 23, 2021 – Army Reserve Birthday

  • May 1, 2021 – Silver Star Banner Day – Per Congressional resolution, it is an “Official Day to honor wounded, ill, and injured Veterans”.

  • May 7, 2021 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day – This date recognizes the service and sacrifices of military spouses.

  • May 13, 2021 – Children of Fallen Patriots Day – A day to honor the children left behind by the brave men and women who gave their lives while defending our freedom.

  • May 15, 2021 – Armed Forces Day Observed on the third Saturday every May, this is a day dedicated to paying tribute to men and women currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

  • May 31, 2021 – Memorial Day A solemn occasion to honor the men and women who died while serving in the military.

  • June 6, 2021 – Anniversary of the World War II – Allied invasion in Normandy, France, now known as D-Day.

  • June 14, 2021 – Flag Day – A day to celebrate the adoption of the U.S. flag.

  • June 14, 2021 – Army Birthday

  • June 23, 2019 – Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

  • June 27, 2021 – National PTSD Awareness Day – A day to bring awareness about issues related to PTSD.

  • July 4, 2021 – Independence Day

  • July 27, 2021 – Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

  • Aug. 4, 2021 – Coast Guard Birthday

  • Aug. 7, 2021 – Purple Heart Day – A time for Americans to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Aug. 29, 2021 – Marine Forces Reserve Birthday

  • Sept. 11, 2021 – Patriot Day – An annual observance to remember and honor those who were injured or killed during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

  • Sept. 18, 2021 – Air Force Birthday

  • Sept. 26, 2021 – Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day – A day to honor the families of fallen Servicemembers.

  • Oct. 13, 2021 – Navy Birthday

  • Oct. 26, 2021 – National Day of the Deployed

  • Nov. 10, 2021 – Marine Corps Birthday

  • Nov. 11, 2021 – Veterans Day – This is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice treaty, which ended World War I and is also a day to thank military Veterans for their service.

  • Dec. 7, 2021 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – The anniversary of the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, signaling the United States’ entrance into World War II.

  • Dec. 13, 2021 – National Guard Birthday

  • Dec. 18, 2021 – National Wreaths Across America Day

Significant Military Months

  • April – Month of the Military Child

  • May – National Military Appreciation Month

  • May – Month of the Military Caregiver

  • November – Military Family Month, Warrior Care Month