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Military Dates to Remember - January 2010 to March 2010



This blog is a series of quarterly blogs to keep you aware of military events so we can help our military Partners and community stay connected! Just as you can find the military community working hard anywhere in the world we work hard to find new ways to help you reach out! One of our recommendations has been to stay in tune with the military community events in your local area. This quarter is pretty light with national events but next quarter is jam packed with events such as the month of the Military Child, National Military Appreciation Month, etc.! So watch for this blog for next quarter in March!

To help you know when national events are about to occur here is quarterly listing of dates important to the military community so you can use them for marketing your message of involvement in their lives. So for January, February and March here is a list of dates you should know. Some of these are not military specific but have a direct impact on many in the military community!

For example, picture the importance of Valentines Day for a couple that have been through a deployment and are getting back together after a very long separation! That would be a great way to reach out with a special for those returning or deploying soon! If you know of other dates please leave a comment with your date and the reason it is important.


January

18th Martin Luther King Jr Day


February

1st Freedom Day

2nd Ground Hog Day

14th Valentines Day

15th Presidents' Day


March

8th Daylight Savings Begins



Thank you for the great support to your military community! Please pass on these dates to business organizations such as your chamber of commerce to insure that they are appropriately recognized! One other quick recommendation is to not just have a sale on days like Veterans Day but include a military discount or some recognition such as a small token of appreciation! Recognize those serving or who have served in some manner! Be military friendly and the word will spread rapidly!

Are you aware of a local event that the military community needs to know about? You can place it directly on MilitaryAvenue! Go to the installation home page in your area and go to the Upcoming Local Events at the bottom center of the page and click on the Let Us Know to tell us about it! We will review and quickly post!





Photo credit! 12/25/2009 - U.S. service members participate in a four-mile Christmas Day run on Forward Operating Base Salerno in the Khowst province of Afghanistan Dec. 25, 2009. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith, U.S. Army/Released) Defense.Gov

Another great military blogger with a great explanation of some of the important military dates focusing on the US Army is Loving A Soldier Living the Life. Thank you Star and Tara!

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