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Military Dates to Remember 2011- 2012

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Say "Thank You" on Veterans Day!
We frequently get visits to MilitaryAvenue for folks looking for military important dates! To help, we will again begin placing important dates for the military community for followers to see!  Well in advance of the date, so you can reach out and plan to recognize the events appropriately!  We will also post on twitter!

We are posting through June 2012 and will update as we gather new or updated information! Some dates may not be particular to the military but think of a deployed service member returning after a deployment and enjoying Thanksgiving with their family. Last year there was an empty chair while they were gone! Or maybe a Valentine's Day reunion for a couple after a lengthy separation!  We added a few for just convenience as well.










November

6th Daylight Savings

11th Veterans Day

Some great ideas for year round recognition on MilitaryAvenue's 101 Ways to Thank a Veteran!

24th Thanksgiving
Calendar for one military family with special events written in


December

25th Christmas

31st  New Years Eve


A Soldier and his son










January

1st   New Years Day

18th Martin Luther King Jr Day



February

1st Freedom Day

2nd Ground Hog Day

14th Valentines Day

15th Presidents' Day




March

11th Daylight Savings


April

Month of the Military Child!
Celebrate Military Children

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



May 11th Military Spouse Appreciation Day (the Friday before Mother's Day)
Some great ideas on how to reach out to Military Spouses on their day! "101 Ways to Thank a Military Spouse"


May 19th  Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday in May)


May 28th  Memorial Day  (Last Monday in May)


June


June 14th Flag Day

June 14th US Army Birthday





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 daily, weekly or monthly! Recognize those serving or who have served in some manner! Be military friendly and the word will spread rapidly!  Some great ideas in Tips: Your Military Rewards and How to Win the Hearts of the Military Community


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!

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