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Military Dates to Remember April - June 2010

We decided to post this blog series a bit early this quarter due to the all the events and to give our Partners a chance to plan your recognition efforts for your military community! 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 jam packed with events such as the Month of the Military Child, National Military Appreciation Month, etc.! So stay in tune and recognize the troops and their families!

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 here is a list of dates you should know for April, May and June. Many of these have a direct impact on your military community!

If you know of other dates please leave a comment with your date and the reason it is important.



April

Month of the Military Child!
Nothing more important than the children of our serving military personnel! Recognition of their sacrifice is a great way to say thank you!

May

National Military Family Appreciation Month

Military Spouse Appreciation Day
May 7th this year (the Friday before Mother's Day)

Armed Forces Day
May 15th this year (Third Saturday in May)

Memorial Day
May 31st this year (Last Monday in May)


June

Flag Day
June 14th

US Army Birthday
June 14th


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 Memorial Day but include a special 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!



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!




Photo Credit: Parents and children from the U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan community watch a live production of "The Sesame Street Experience" at the base's Benny Decker Theater Jan. 21, 2010. The tour, which began in 2008 with the cooperation with the USO, is geared toward helping children of military families cope with deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gabriel S. Weber/Released)
Photographer's Name: MC2 Gabriel S. WeberLocation: Yokosuka
Date Shot: 1/21/2010Date Posted: 2/11/2010VIRIN: 100121-N-5253W-002






Photo Credit: U.S. Sailors enrolled in the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) course participate in surf passage at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., Feb. 16, 2010. Surf passage is one of many physical evolutions conducted as part of the first phase of BUD/S training. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle D. Gahlau, U.S. Navy/Released)

Photographer's Name: MC2 Kyle D. GahlauLocation: Naval Amphibious Base Coronado
Date Shot: 2/16/2010Date Posted: 2/17/2010VIRIN: 100216-N-7883G-123

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