The New Year is almost here and we promised to provide updates for our 2012 Military Dates to Remember! Here is the first six months and we will update as the calendar continues to roll!
Your military community will appreciate your knowledge of their events. Show your appreciation with marketing efforts, simple “thank yous” from your sales staff and patriotic window displays or website images/pages. Don’t forget your social media efforts too! Nothing like a mention on Facebook or twitter to draw friends, likes and shares! Do you keep up with MilitaryAvenue on Facebook or Twitter? How about our Military Discount Facebook page? We welcome your comments as a partner on Facebook too! A great way to make others aware of your military support!
16th Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Observance
31st US Launches first satellite in 1958
1st National Freedom Day
2nd Ground Hog Day
14th Valentines Day – Did you know? If you know someone in the military you can send them a Valentine’s Message via The Stars & Stripes.
20th Presidents’ Day
11th Daylight Savings
19th Operation Iraqi Freedom begins – 2003
20th First Day of Spring
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!
6th Good Friday
12th First Space Shuttle Launch
27th Arbor Day – Plant a tree for the Earth!
30th End of Vietnam War in 1975
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other military spouses!
National Military Family Appreciation Month A great opportunity to recognize military families!
2nd 2011 Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden killed by US Navy Seals
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“
13th Mother’s Day
19th Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday in May)
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!Posted byColonel KonTuesday, December 27, 2011Labels:Col K,community events,MAPP,MAPP Tip of the Month,Supporting the Military Community