military appreciation month

National Military Appreciation Month-May 2017 includes Loyalty Day (1st), VE Day (8th), Military Spouse Appreciation Day (12th), Armed Forces Day (20th), and Memorial Day (29th).  The month honors, remembers, recognizes and appreciates all military personnel; those men and women who have served throughout our history and all who now serve in uniform and their families as well as those Americans who have given their lives in defense of our freedoms we all enjoy today.

Too often we take for granted the things that deserve the most gratitude, such as our freedom. We value a busy schedule in the United States and I believe the ‘ah-ha’ moment of feeling true freedom and being gracious for what we are able to do every single day is lost within that. I have been so privileged to grow up within the military, surrounding myself and investing my heart into so many honorable men, women and their families. To say I am humbled by my daddy’s selfless service to our country is an understatement and I hope to do just as much. I am also so remarkably proud of Nic's commitment to our country today  and marvel in the idea that Nic sets that same example for our kiddies in the future. 

“America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.” - Allen Boyd  
Welcoming Home Soldiers

As said in a previous post, the month of May is Military Appreciation Month. Some people understand that this month is very important and knows how much they do for us because they have someone who has been overseas and some people just hear about it and never really experience what it’s like to wait for months for someone to come home.

Having someone come home after several months of being away in a war is a very heartwarming experience. There are so many ways to welcome somebody back; parades, parties, etc. Make sure that your soldier knows that their arrival has been long awaited. 

             

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Attention deployed military!

In the month of June I’ll be sending care packages over to Afghanistan. I would love to send some out to y'all. If there’s something you’d like and/or need, private message me. 

Seriously, please do. I normally have a large amount of troops I send to but my usuals are coming home soon, which is great! I just want to keep it going.

Also, military families, if y'all have a loved one overseas, let me know. I’d love to help out!

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’Trump’s gonna keep you busy when he’s commander in chief,’ Jon Stewart joked to a hangar full of military service members at Joint Base Andrews on Thursday evening. ‘You’re gonna have to repaint all the planes with TRUMP in big gold letters. You’re gonna be busy.’

The former Daily Show host, who drew big laughs with the joke, was the emcee for a comedy show that celebrated Military Appreciation Month and the 75th anniversary of the USO, a private nonprofit that supports the U.S. military’s 1.3 million active-duty service members with, among other things, live entertainment.”