Upcoming Military Observances

Polish Armed Forces Day

Polish Armed Forces Day

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National Airborne Day

National Airborne Day

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Day of the Soldier

Day of the Soldier

A day to honour Brazil's military on the the birthday of its greatest general.

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Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

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Yamashita surrender

Yamashita surrender

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Veterans’ Flag Day

Veterans’ Flag Day

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

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National Gold Star Mother’s Day

National Gold Star Mother’s Day

A day to recognize those mothers who have lost a son or daughter in action against an enemy of America.

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VFW Day

VFW Day

VFW are Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Navy Birthday

Navy Birthday

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National Day of the Deployed

National Day of the Deployed

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Navy Day

Navy Day

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National Unity and Armed Forces Day

National Unity and Armed Forces Day

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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

Observed on Sunday closest to November 11 to recall the end of World War I and honour the veterans of both World Wars.

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Marine Corps Birthday

Marine Corps Birthday

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Armistice Day

Armistice Day

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Philippine-American War Memorial Day

Philippine-American War Memorial Day

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National Hug a G.I. Day

National Hug a G.I. Day

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National K9 Veterans Day

National K9 Veterans Day

Military dogs play an important role in many operations, and March 13th is a day top recognize and remember the contribution they make.

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National Supreme Sacrifice Day

National Supreme Sacrifice Day

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National Medal of Honor Day

National Medal of Honor Day

This date was chosen because the first Medal of Honor was presented on March 25, 1863, during the Civil War.

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National Vietnam War Veterans Day

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

A day to remember the sacrifices of the nine million Americans who served in the Vietnam War.

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National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

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Occupation of Denmark

Occupation of Denmark

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Frontier Guards Day

Frontier Guards Day

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Silver Star Service Banner Day

Silver Star Service Banner Day

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National Military Appreciation Month

National Military Appreciation Month

National Military Appreciation Month honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom.

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Liberation day

Liberation day

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National Military Spouse Appreciation Day

National Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Our military spouses embody ideals we cherish: strength, loyalty, and commitment. They are why we serve.

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National Armed Forces Day

National Armed Forces Day

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National Defense Transportation Day

National Defense Transportation Day

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International Day of UN Peacekeepers 

International Day of UN Peacekeepers 

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Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces

Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces

Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces, on the birthday of Marshal Mannerheim

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Women Veterans Day

Women Veterans Day

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Reserves Day

Reserves Day

A day to to highlight and recognise the valuable contribution Reservists make to our Armed Forces.

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Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

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Navy Day

Navy Day

Traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday of July, the Navy Day is a national holiday in the Russian Federation that honors the sailors in units of the Russian Navy and its specialized arms.

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The Day of Remembrance of the Victims of World War I

The Day of Remembrance of the Victims of World War I

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Day of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Day of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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National Coast Guard Day

National Coast Guard Day

The motto of the U.S. Coast Guard is Semper Paratus - "Always Ready".

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